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May 26, 2015

Byron Johnson, said the survey can be misleading, especially when it comes to the “nones.” Sherry P. Shephard, sshephard@gannett.com 10:04 a.m. CDT May 26, 2015 In the past few years, there’s been a significant drop in the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christians. A recent Pew Research Center study shows between 2007 and […]

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May 21, 2015

Jerry Newcombe | May 20, 2015 Will the last true Christian in America please turn out the lights on the way out? A recent study on religion and America that has received much attention has been interpreted by some to indicate that Christianity is on its virtual deathbed. But as the saying goes, “The good […]

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May 13, 2015

By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter May 13, 2015|12:48 pm   Contrary to recent reports based on studies that emphasize the growth of non-religious people in the United States and the decline of church attendance, Christianity in America is not dying, according to a new survey that examines the nuances and complexities of how […]

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May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015 By Ken Camp / Managing Editor WACO—Reports about the imminent death of religion, rise of secularization and growth of atheism largely ignore facts or base conclusions on faulty research, scholars from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion told a recent conference. The story that religion is on life support is not […]

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May 5, 2015

For Videos of this conference click here Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary Baylor University 8:30 am to noon In recent years, religion’s decline and imminent fall has been a source of intense interest to media and academics alike. Repeated surveys have been cited as showing the decline of American faith, the […]

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April 30, 2015

Why faith matters in a world of crime Date posted: April 30, 2015 Efforts to marginalize faith and the Bible from public life grow more every year, and the impact of faith-based ministries on society are frequently overlooked. We’ll discover another example on the next Connecting Faith as noted criminologist and professor Byron Johnson, author […]

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April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 Follow us on Twitter:@BaylorUMedia Contact: Terry Goodrich,(254) 710-3321 WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) — “The End of Religion?”, a symposium exploring the claim that religion is declining and near its ultimate fall, will be hosted by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) on Tuesday, May 5, at George W. Truett […]

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April 20, 2015

by Russ Pulliam Prison researcher Byron Johnson wants to keep inmates from going back to prison. In a recent visit to Indianapolis, the Baylor University sociologist found a new angle on this old problem at the RecycleForce operation on the Near Eastside. Started by social entrepreneur Gregg Keesling, RecycleForce employs ex-inmates to take used electronic […]

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March 24, 2015

March 20, 2015 WACO, Texas (March 23, 2015) — A youth violence-reduction mentoring program for trouble-plagued schools in urban centers has contributed to improved student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Richmond, Virginia, according to findings of a new Baylor University case study. The “Violence-Free Zone” (VFZ) is […]

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February 23, 2015

How Does Your State Rank in Church Attendance? Kate Scanlon / February 22, 2015 A new Gallup poll offers some clues about Americans’ church attendance—and the sizeable difference depending on the state where you live. Gallup asked 177,030 American adults, “How often do you attend church, synagogue or mosque—at least once a week, almost every […]

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