“Negative numbers: The decline narrative reaches evangelicals,” a featured article written by David Roozen and published today at christiancentury.org, avers that conservative Evangelicals churches, once experiencing general positive growth, are now catching up with liberal mainline Protestant churches with rates of decline. 695 more words
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Around this time every year, thousands of little white markers sprout from the grass at the intersection of Poplar and East Parkway. Straight, even and far too numerous, they lend a gravelike quality to the lawns of First Baptist and Greater Lewis Street Missionary Baptist churches. 36 more words
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[A] religion true to its nature must also be concerned about man’s social conditions…. Any religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.