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Gentrification impacts historically black churches
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Gentrification impacts historically black churches

As developing shopping centers and art districts in cities attract young, mostly-white millennials, historically black churches are struggling with congregants leaving due to the rising cost of living. First, it was white flight: upper middle-class families fleeing to the suburbs when minorities began integrating with white neighborhoods in the late […]

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Churches confront challenges in racial reconciliation

Today, 86 percent of American churches lack any meaningful racial diversity, according to the Equal Justice Initiative. A study published by Baylor University reported that “the percentage of immigrants in multiracial congregations decreased from over 5 percent in 1998 to under 3 percent in 2012.” The same report wrote that […]

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Churchgoers lose sight of the Great Commission

Over half of the churchgoers in America are uncertain of the Great Commission, causing concern for many church and missions leaders. A study called “Translating the Great Commission” conducted by Barna Research says that 51 percent of churchgoers are unaware of the Great Commission. Many of those who have heard […]

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Gilson shares thoughts on sexual orientation

Rachel Gilson, a writer, speaker and campus minister, shared her personal journey of reconciling her sexuality and her Christian faith in chapel on Thursday, Jan. 24. In high school, Gilson identified as an atheist and a lesbian. During this time, her perception was that Christians opposed her because of her […]

Disability ministry seeks community engagement
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Disability ministry seeks community engagement

John Brown University’s newly-created Disability Awareness ministry begins this spring semester by encouraging conversations about stigma, disabilities and support within the student body and community, The Disability Awareness ministry focuses on increasing conversations, engagement and awareness. Ministry leaders Savannah Crittendon, junior business management major, and Jessica Oldenettel, freshman communication major, […]

DC Comics introduces Jesus as latest superhero
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DC Comics introduces Jesus as latest superhero

DC Comics is publishing a new comic featuring Jesus Christ as a primary character in March 2019. “Second Coming” by Mark Russell will feature Jesus’s return to Earth to team up with a Superman analogue. According to DC Comics, the storyline will feature “the return of Jesus Christ, as He […]

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Religious diversity increases with new Congress

The 116th Congress includes a record breaking, trend setting group of individuals. In this session of Congress, 131 women now serve, which is more than any other Congress in U.S. history. Additionally, two Muslim women, two Native American women and an agnostic woman are serving, and more individuals in Congress […]

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College students struggle with religious affiliation

In the last 30 years, an increasing number of young adults who grew up in Christian homes and enrolled in college have disengaged with their childhood faith and no longer identify as Christians. College is a time of growth and learning for many young adults. Often, students’ perspectives change as […]