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
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
Social Scientists Defend Mark Regnerus' Controversial Study on Same-Sex Parenting
Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, and others defend sociologist accused of being "anti-gay," breathtakingly sloppy," and getting "everything wrong."
Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, and others defend sociologist accused of being "anti-gay," breathtakingly sloppy," and getting "everything wrong.". Christianity Today: Our Ministry
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.
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.
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
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
Important developments in the church and the world.
The university said "none of the allegations … were substantiated." An influential group of social scientists—including Michael Emerson, Christian Smith, and Rodney Stark—defended
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
Are American Evangelicals Stingy?
Observers discuss whether Christians are generous enough with their money.
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
Why we're not putting more in the offering plate. And what we can do about it.
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