Category: Nancy Ammerman

Evangelical Christians becoming less opposed to gay marriage, poll finds

Reuters quoting Nancy Ammerman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/ School of Theology “U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll…” Expert quote: “The generational divide among white evangelicals is especially […]

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 […]