Category: Nancy Ammerman

Religion in America

October 21st, 2012 in 2012, Boston Public Radio, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

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Callie Crossley speaks with Nancy Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Boston University, and writer Jeff Sharlet to dissect a new Pew poll showing that 20% of Americans now identify as nonreligious…

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Pastor to become first black leader of Southern Baptists

June 15th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, USA Today 0 comments

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Baptist pastor Fred Luter Jr. once preached the Gospel through an amplifier on street corners in this city’s Lower 9th Ward…

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Father Porter: Remembering the evil

May 13th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, Sun Chronicle 0 comments

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John Robitaille sits at his desk at the Larry Friedman Center for Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, and looks back over a lifetime of achievement: starting several businesses, running on the Republican ticket for Rhode Island governor, inspiring students to innovate…

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Obama and gay marriage: The Golden Rule rules

May 10th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, USA Today 0 comments

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As pundits and politicians struggle to divine the political fallout from President Obama’s sudden endorsement of same-sex marriage, one thing has become clear: The Golden Rule invoked by Obama to explain his change of heart is the closest thing Americans have to a common religious law, and that has important implications beyond the battle for gay rights…

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Protestant groups splinter over social issues

March 17th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

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There’s a popular saying in church-planting circles: It’s easier to make babies than to raise the dead…

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Are the mainline Protestant splinter churches a new Reformation or old news?

February 27th, 2012 in 2012, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology, Washington Post 0 comments

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There’s a popular saying in church-planting circles: It’s easier to make babies than to raise the dead…

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Southern Baptists split over ‘Great Commission’ name

February 22nd, 2012 in 2012, Charlotte Observer, Nancy Ammerman, Newsmakers, School of Theology 0 comments

Charlotte Observer
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Some Southern Baptists worry that their denomination’s name still carries the stigma of a 19th-century split with northern Baptists over slavery…

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