Category: Nancy Ammerman

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 […]

Why the South Is the Region With the Fewest Breweries

The Atlantic Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology It may be hard to imagine now, but American ale-drinkers previously had few alternatives to the mass-produced beers that The Economist once (not incorrectly) deemed “fizzy dishwater.”… Expert quote: “Between the two of them, they account for a very large proportion of the population in the South.” View […]