Black churches are booming. Why they are not sending.
April 2, 2013
"Our unemployment rate is also nearly twice their rate.". And sending missionaries requires raising support, Rice University sociologist Michael Emerson said.
Experts weigh in.
May 6, 2013
Other church leaders should be responsible for biblically encouraging more sacrificial giving." Michael Emerson, sociologist, Rice University. See comments Single Page. Page:1.
(Updated) Sociologist says statistical link is strong for men but not for women.
December 21, 2012
CT also noted how many social scientists came to his defense, including Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, Rodney Stark, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Bradley Wright.
Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, and others defend sociologist accused of being "anti-gay," breathtakingly sloppy," and getting "everything wrong."
July 10, 2012
Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, and others defend sociologist accused of being "anti-gay," breathtakingly sloppy," and getting "everything wrong.". Christianity Today: Our Ministry
University's inquiry into "scientific misconduct" prompted by blogger's complaint.
July 12, 2012
An influential group of social scientists–including Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, Rodney Stark, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Bradley Wright–issued a public statement defending
How the controversial Brad Paisley-LL Cool J duet keeps us from seeing the real, systemic problems of race.
April 15, 2013
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
UT Austin will stop investigating associate professor.
September 12, 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
Important developments in the church and the world.
October 11, 2012
The university said "none of the allegations … were substantiated." An influential group of social scientists—including Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, and Rodney Stark—defended
August 31, 2011
The church still trails. According to research from Dr. Michael Emerson, recently shared by Mark DeYmaz in our Church Planting Leadership Fellowship:
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
Observers discuss whether Christians are generous enough with their money.
January 31, 2011
Sociologists Christian Smith and Michael Emerson probe this issue in the excellent book Passing the Plate, but there's a lot more to know before we can effectively increase Christian
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
February 25, 2010
Michael Emerson, professor of sociology, Rice University. "It is in a pioneer stage. Ten years ago it was on the fringe; it's now becoming a topic of conversation.
Why we're not putting more in the offering plate. And what we can do about it.
December 5, 2008
More than one out of four American Protestants give away no money at all—"not even a token $5 per year," say sociologists Christian Smith, Michael Emerson, and Patricia Snell in a
African American churches leave the inner city for the suburbs.
December 30, 2008
"Traditionally, African Americans were driving back to the home church in the central city," said Michael Emerson, founding director of the Center on Race, Religion, and Urban Life at
December 5, 2008
Two of the three researchers, Christian Smith and Michael Emerson, were part of our October 2000 cover story on evangelicalism and race, and Smith's 2005 book on teen spirituality
A young organization models what it might mean to be the church in a suffering world.
February 9, 2007
As Michael Emerson and Christian Smith observe in Divided by Faith, the highly educated are less likely to express overt racism or prejudice—yet in North America, it is the university
It's time we figured out how to talk--and listen--to one another.
November 17, 2006
In their study of race and American Christianity, Divided by Faith, Michael Emerson and Christian Smith observed that 90 percent of American churches are 90 percent composed of
How to achieve ethnic diversity—and die (to self) trying.
August 1, 2004
In a research project funded by the Lilly Endowment, Yancey (with researchers Michael Emerson and Karen Chai) studied dynamics peculiar to multiracial congregations and identified
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION a. MICHAEL EMERSON LOST b. NEIL
A recent study argues that American evangelicals cannot foster genuine racial reconciliation. Is our theology to blame?
October 2, 2000
Earlier this year, Oxford University Press released Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by sociologists Michael Emerson and Christian Smith.