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The Decline of White Christian America

For most of the twentieth century, in White Christian America the terms “Christian” and “Protestant” were virtually synonymous. Questions like “And where do you go …

By Robert P. Jones
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No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

American Christians are increasingly aware that the church has a political image problem, and are increasingly eager to repair it. Association with the Religious Right, …

By Sam Speers and Kristopher Norris

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The Past Imperfect of Barack Obama

Speaking at the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches last month, President Obama posed a question that captured why many …

By Peter Manseau

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A Sunday Spent with Jimmy Carter

Southwest Georgia is Baptist country. The back roads heading south out of Columbus are bracketed by red soil, scruffy pines, and clapboard buildings sporting names …

By Randall Balmer