Category: Nancy Ammerman

And on the seventh day, many don’t rest at all

Boston Globe Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology People over age 40 can remember a time when, because of blue laws — the Colonial-era prohibitions against commercial activities on Sundays — most stores were closed and very little aside from praying, newspaper-reading, and loafing around happened on Sunday mornings… Expert quote: “That is the biggest dilemma. Once […]

In Massachusetts, an 11-year vigil to redefine church

Christian Science Monitor Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology Parishioners at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Scituate, Mass., have refused to leave their church more than a decade after the Archdiocese closed it. Now, the state’s supreme court has weighed in, too… Expert quote: “They’re doing all the things a parish does but without a resident […]

What happened after Ben Carson said a Muslim should never be president

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology Any Hispanic watching the current Republican presidential race could be forgiven for wishing he were Muslim… Expert quote: “Seventh-day Adventists are good ol’ King James-version, Bible-believing folks, but they do a have a variety of doctrines that have caused a variety of evangelicals to argue with them over […]

Experts Media Alert – Pew Research Center study on America’s changing religious landscape

A new study by the Pew Research Center found that the share of Christians in the United States dropped from 78.4% to 70.6% between 2007 and 2014, while those Americans who say they are not religiously affiliated increased from 16.1% to 22.8% during the same period. What does mean for the future of religion in […]