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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Assemblies of God avoided the membership declines

How has the Assemblies of God avoided the membership declines that have plagued fellow Protestant denominations in the US? Statistician Ryan Burge looks at possible factors around the group’s half-million member growth over the past 15 years.

The beloved Lutheran storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. has died. His friend Philip Yancey gives him a benediction: “Rest content, dear Walter. You have given us a well-crafted life. Because you paid attention, so can we.”

What biblical studies can teach us about the confusion over the meaning of “critical race theory” and terms like “racial justice,” “systemic racism,” and “woke.”

This week on The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill: How urgency leads to abuse.

In other news

Christian football coach Bobby Bowden has died.

Lipscomb University has appointed its first female CEO since the Church of Christ institution was founded at Nashville Bible School in 1891. Depending on your interpretation of a historic Stone-Campbell split, Candice McQueen may also be the first woman to lead any Church of Christ college.

A salvage company in Seattle found a 115-year-old time capsule that a German Evangelical Church forgot.

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