The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
In 2008, Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money, by sociologists Christian Smith, Michael Emerson, and Patricia Snell Herzog, challenged the notion
The Unique Church Alliance That's Bringing Love to At-Risk Kids
How two Houston pastors united their congregations to better serve their city.
once famously noted that “the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning.” Nearly 50 years later, a study by Michael Emerson, a Rice University
Segregation and the Church: From Where We've Come
Pastor Mark DeYmaz shares his thoughts on new LifeWay Research data on segregation and the church.
The latter is a seminal work, by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith, which documents and denounces systemic segregation in the local church and its impact on society.
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Different Thoughts on Race; Faith and Politics; History in Maps
Researched by Michael Emerson of Rice University and David Sikkink of Notre Dame (and released by the Association of Religion Data Archives), the second wave of the Portraits of
A Black and White Response
What can a white pastor do in response to racial crisis?
Michael Emerson and Christian Smith noted in their landmark work Divided by Faith that white and black Christians respond differently to social issues.
A Growing Gap: How Black and White Christians Now Think About Race
New findings from major study on religion and race show who thinks 'separate but equal' is sufficient, and who wants to stop talking about race altogether.
in racial attitudes and experiences in America," writes David Briggs in releasing the second wave of results from the Portraits of American Life Study (led by Michael Emerson of Rice
Morning Roundup - September 20, 2012
Yet an influential group of social scientists--including Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, Rodney Stark, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Bradley Wright--issued a public statement defending
Segregated Surveys: How Politics Keeps Evangelicals White
You can disbelieve in God, never go to church, and still identify as "evangelical" in most polls. But if you're black and evangelical, you literally don't count.
frequency. Ethnic minorities are flocking to evangelical churches in growing numbers, said Michael Emerson, sociology professor at Rice University.
Imagine All the People
Trillia Newbell casts a vision for a reconciled, racially diverse church.
Engaging the work of scholars and writers like Soong-Chan Rah, Kathy Khang, Michael Emerson, and Christena Cleveland could have made Newbell's passionate and inspiring vision
Porn Predicts Same-Sex Marriage Support, Says Regnerus
(Updated) Sociologist says statistical link is strong for men but not for women.
CT also noted how many social scientists came to his defense, including Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, Rodney Stark, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Bradley Wright.
UT-Austin Investigates Regnerus for Gay Parenting Study
University's inquiry into "scientific misconduct" prompted by blogger's complaint.
An influential group of social scientists–including Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, Rodney Stark, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Bradley Wright–issued a public statement defending
Black Churches' Missing Missionaries
Black churches are booming. Why they are not sending.
"Our unemployment rate is also nearly twice their rate.". And sending missionaries requires raising support, Rice University sociologist Michael Emerson said.
Accidentally Racist and Intentionally Ignorant
How the controversial Brad Paisley-LL Cool J duet keeps us from seeing the real, systemic problems of race.
Centuries later, most evangelical Christians don't believe there still exists any race problems today, according to research by sociologists Christian Smith and Michael Emerson, in their