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Thursday, April 26, 2018

A new American phase for Francis

Study: 1 in 5 baby boomers increasing faith as they reach old age
ARDA: Are baby boomers, part of the first generation to lead the contemporary exodus from organized religion, returning to their religious roots?

Grace Cathedral's Beyoncé Mass draws faithful crowd of 900-plus
San Francisco Chronicle: A diverse crowd of many ages, races and denominations snaked through the courtyard at Grace Cathedral Wednesday night, waiting for the doors to open at the church's first-ever Beyoncé Mass.
Mother Jones: We went to "Beyoncé Mass" and it was glorious

When Americans say they believe in God, what do they mean?
Pew Forum: Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.

A new American phase for Francis
Religion News Service: For Pope Francis, the Catholic Church in the United States continues to be a particularly challenging part of his flock.

Two Kingdom theology in the Trump era
First Things: Luther never taught that Christ's Gospel was to apply only in the spiritual realm -- though many Lutherans throughout history seem to have understood him in this way.

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