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How the Philippines Became Catholic
The complex history behind Asia's most Christian country.
and Islam. From politics to education to fiestas, Catholicism pervades much of Philippine society. According Mindanao. Filipinizing Catholicism. Various documents
Why Critics Are Wrong to Scold Evangelicals for Historical Rootlessness
A new book demonstrates the movement has been “a perennial and recurring feature of Christian history.”
Such criticism often comes from adherents of Roman Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy, especially those who were formerly evangelicals. In 2002, observing
Where Protestants and Catholics Go When They Leave Their Churches
Research shows 1 in 6 US Christians changed their religious affiliation over a four-year span, with nondenominational worshipers leading the way.
Image: Ryan Burge. The Catholic sample declined by 1 percent between 2010 and 2014, though this does not suggest a decline in Catholicism as a whole.
Who Brought the Gospel to Korea? Koreans Did.
The spread of the gospel is usually attributed to foreign missionaries, but the story is different on this Asian peninsula.
Persecution of 1801. For the first time, Catholicism itself was officially prohibited nationwide. Christianity spreads nationwide. Despite being started by
Pew: No Pope Francis ‘Effect’ Among US Christians
The pope remains popular, but hasn’t inspired people to join his church—or even roused Catholics to go to Mass more often.
The “Francis effect”—a phrase used to describe the presumed positive impact of Pope Francis upon Catholicism—has been used so often that it has inspired a book, a podcast, and a
Conservative Christian Singer Loses Costa Rica Presidential Race
Unlikely finalist Fabricio Alvarado is latest example that evangelicals are a growing political force in Catholic Latin America.
Unlikely finalist Fabricio Alvarado is latest example that evangelicals are a growing political force in Catholic Latin America.
One-on-One with Scholar and Researcher Mark Silk on the Future of Religion, Especially Evangelicalism, in America
Evangelicalism is now the normative form of non-Catholic Christianity in America.
are doing very well, particularly in what we've seen is a geographic shift in the center of gravity reflecting the change in the ethnic composition of American Catholicism from the
Weekend Edition - January 20, 2017
Rural churches, same-sex marriage, ICYMI, and church signs
We talked for a bit about why it is that Evangelicals, who lack the ecclesial structure of Catholicism and Orthodoxy, have an easier time than the rest of us do holding to the orthodox
US Catholics More Concerned About Climate Change Than Persecuted Christians
Most think persecution is severe, but only half are very concerned or strongly support asylum or financial aid.
Most think persecution is severe, but only half are very concerned or strongly support asylum or financial aid.
Congrats, Billy: Stats Show Your Evangelical Movement Is Still Going Strong
Born-again believers have kept the faith over four decades, while most religious switching has been between mainline Protestants and the “nones.”
Born-again believers have kept the faith over four decades, while most religious switching has been between mainline Protestants and the “nones.”.
Hank Hanegraaff's Switch to Eastern Orthodoxy, Why People Make Such Changes, and Four Ways Evangelicals Might Respond
Let's follow Jesus, keep sharing the simple gospel, focus on the Bible, and think like missionaries in order to translate that truth to our modern context.
interested believers often grow weary of two things: a lack of liturgy that ties us to our past and, for some (particularly those prone toward Orthodoxy and Catholicism), the need for a
The Preacher and the Popes
Billy Graham admired the moral leadership and evangelistic passion he saw in Catholics like John Paul II.
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died. 'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism. Marshall Shelley. Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant
The Jesusy Movement
Sure, all kinds of Christians love Jesus. But he’s especially central in evangelical piety.
Some years ago Francis Quinn, then Roman Catholic bishop of Sacramento, and I were talking about evangelicals who were converting to Catholicism.
What to Give Up for Lent 2018? Consider Twitter’s Top 100 Ideas
(UPDATED) On the first VaLENTine's Day since WWII, it appears chocolate and alcohol will be absent from many dates.
35. Giving up things, 112. 36. Starbucks, 111, -2. 37. Red meat, 108, 12. 38. Cheese, 106, -6. 39. Catholicism, 105, -4. 40. Pizza, 104, -11. 41. Smoking, 100, -11. 42. Love, 100, 96. 43.
The State of The Church in America: When Numbers Point To A New Reality, Part 1
Before you dismiss research as unimportant, read this. If facts are our friends, then it's time we listen to them for the good of the Church in America.
to growth, decline, etc. We will share this in a three-part series, followed by on addendum on Catholicism (that was not in the EMQ artice). In Part One
God’s Letter to Us
How evangelicals read Scripture.
They are looking for an infallible teaching office (Catholicism) or a finally definitive teaching tradition (Orthodoxy) which can have the last word on interpreting the Bible.
How America Became Conversion Nation
When your religion is something you choose, not to choose is not an option.
conscious choice. The dizzying array of religious options in the 19th century led some Protestants down the path to Roman Catholicism. Dissatisfied
Three European Alliances Warn Evangelical-Catholic Unity Is Going Too Far
World Evangelical Alliance explains why Italy, Spain, and Malta leaders shouldn’t fear that global group has fallen for the ‘Francis effect.’
World Evangelical Alliance explains why Italy, Spain, and Malta leaders shouldn't fear that global group has fallen for the 'Francis effect.'.
Don’t Blame Martin Luther for the Evils of the Modern World
Brad Gregory follows the bouncing balls of post-Reformation history—but loses sight of who set them in motion.
This last statement is tantamount to saying that because there were a large number of tiny heretical movements in late-medieval Christendom, orthodox Catholicism was the great
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
differences in religious outlook. Battles over birth control were often, just underneath the surface, battles over Roman Catholicism. Later, modernist religious
Top Story April 19, 2018
‘Little Girls Need Their Daddy’
‘Little Girls Need Their Daddy’
Billy Graham's children are thankful for their father; they just wish he'd been around more.
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