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As Church Plants Grow, Southern Baptists Disappear

 http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/june/southern-baptist-decline-baptism-church-plant-sbc.html Nation’s largest Protestant group lost more than 200,000 members last year, biggest decline since 1881. Bob Smietana [ posted 6/12/2015 10:45AM ] Courtesy of Baptist Press A scene from First Baptist Convington’s annual mass baptism at Bogue Falaya Park … Continue reading

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See how this denomination hopes to combat membership loss

Cash requested to combat the ‘doomsday machine’ by Tim Wyatt Posted: 13 Feb 2015 @ 12:07 Original source:  http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2015/13-february/news/uk/cash-requested-to-combat-the-doomsday-machine   ISTOCK Here are insights into the Church of England trying to deal with its devastating continuing membership losses.  The view … Continue reading

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Finns quit Church over gay marriage Posted: 05 Dec 2014 @ 00:12 Another example of people choosing to remain faithful to the text received rather than the newest change in what some Bible verses really mean. In this case it … Continue reading

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Trying to understand Ecumenism and Russian State Power

Ecumenism and Russian State Power by George Weigel 11 . 12 . 14 Source http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/11/ecumenism-and-russian-state-power Historically, various Orthodox Churches have identified with the political governance in their nations (ethnic groups). Here is a current day example of how this relationship … Continue reading

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Is the High Church the Christianity of the future?

Why Millennials Long for Liturgy Is the High Church the Christianity of the future? By Gracy Olmstead • January 14, 2014 Olexiy Bayev / Shutterstock America’s youth are leaving churches in droves. One in four young adults choose “unaffiliated” when … Continue reading

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Sounds of schism from various Roman Catholic bishops

Pope Francis has conservatives talking schism. But a split is easier said than done David Gibson  | November 4, 2014 (Article source http://www.religionnews.com/2014/11/04/pope-francis-conservatives-talking-schism-split-easier-said-done/) (RNS) Many conservative Catholics have long viewed Pope Francis with suspicion thanks to his effort to shift … Continue reading

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Just exactly what was the first major fight among Christians?

Here are insights which show quite similar arguments to many fights today. This is a brief look at that first fight and the reasons for it.  Insights into our past come from all directions within the body of Christ. Here … Continue reading

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