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Laundry Love

Several years ago—2002 to be exact—I met an incredibly interesting young pastor named Greg Russinger. At the time, Greg was leading the Bridge Communities, an innovative church in Ventura, California. What was …

It’s Already 2040 at a Seminary Near You

According to U.S. Census projections, sometime during the 2040s America’s white population will no longer be the majority, but only the largest of several sizeable ethnic-racial groups in the country. The Association …

Evangelical Atheisms: Sunday Assemblies and Ryan Bell’s “Year Without God”

“Isms” have a special place in the Western heart, and with good reason. Critiques of Neoliberalism help us make sense of the market-driven ethos, and explorations of postmodernism yield diagnoses of our …

The Sacred in the Profane: Storefront Churches in Los Angeles

I was an undergraduate at Columbia College where the Great Books were built into the freshman curriculum. My doctorate is in experimental particle physics. I now teach city planning and public policy. …

Black History Month: Looking Foward, Looking Back

This post originally appeared on Trans-Missions, the USC Knight Chair in Media and Religion site. At the beginning of Black History month we were greeted with tragic news: Don Cornelius, the founder …

Why Even Go to Church?

Yesterday, Jeremy Rhodes wrote about a new survey from Barna Group that shows that almost 50% of regularly attending American churchgoers say that their lives haven’t changed in any way as a …

Christians Supporting Community Organizing: A New Voice for Change Among Evangelical, Holiness, and Pentecostal Christians

Timothy Sato and Donald E. Miller report on the activities of Christians Supporting Community Organizing.   Download a PDF of the Report