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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about evangelicals and evangelism with Randall Balmer. More

    May 7, 2004 | Comments

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    Part four of a four-part series: evangelicals on their common commitment to spreading their faith. Tens of thousands do so through traditional career missionary efforts overseas, but the vast majority of evangelicals say they do it in their everyday lives. More

    May 7, 2004 | Comments

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    U.S. mainline denominations are all deeply divided on gay issues. In 2003, the U.S. Episcopal Church consecrated an openly gay bishop. But the United Methodists have stood firm in their opposition to homosexuality. In a series of votes, United Methodist delegates reaffirmed their church’s traditional policy, which says the practice of homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.” More

    May 7, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of Jeff Sheler’s interview about America’s evangelicals with Professor Alan Wolfe of Boston College. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Part three of a four-part series: American evangelicals’ relationship with popular culture. In our national survey, conducted with U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, nearly three quarters of white evangelicals said the media are hostile to their values. Yet they have also created their own widely popular alternative music and books. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Read Lucky Severson’s interview with former New York governor Mario Cuomo (D) about the controversy over John Kerry and punishing Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    The United Methodist Church — the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. — opened its 11-day-long General Conference in Pittsburgh this week. The highest legislative body of the church meets only every four years. This time, gay issues are expected to dominate. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Buddhist meditation techniques are widely popular, and one such method is called Shambhala meditation, a simplified version of Tibetan practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author and meditation leader, told a group of beginners to relax, note their breathing, set aside their thoughts, and just be — quietly — who they are. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

  • Read the comments of sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox on R&E’s national survey of America’s evangelicals. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more from Jeff Sheler’s interview with William Romanowski, professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments