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Pew: African, Latin American Christians most committedWASHINGTON (BP) -- Commitment to prayer, church attendance and religion is highest among believers in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, Pew Research Center said Aug. 22 in an analysis of data collected over the past 10 years.
In the U.S., Christians register comparatively high levels of religious commitment among the most developed countries, Pew said in its analysis of 84 countries with Christian populations deemed sizable. Here, 68 percent of Christians deemed religion "very important" and just as many said they pray daily. Weekly church attendance was registered among 47 percent of U.S. Christians.
In 35 of the countries studied, at least two-thirds of Christians said religion was "very important" in their lives. All but three of those 35 countries are in sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America, namely the U.S., Malaysia and the Philippines.
More than 75 percent of Christians surveyed in each country in sub-Saharan Africa said religion was very important in their lives, voicing higher levels of prayer and church attendance. In Ethiopia, where Ethiopian Orthodoxy is the most prevalent Christian faith, 98 percent of Christians rated religion as very important. Read More
Pew: 25% of survey's Christians don't buy biblical GodWASHINGTON (BP) -- A fourth of self-identified Christians don't believe fully in the biblical description of God, Pew Research Center said in its latest study.
Rather, 25 percent of American Christians believe in what Pew described as "God or another higher power" who is not necessarily all-loving, omniscient and omnipotent as Scripture reveals.
"In total, three-quarters of U.S. Christians believe that God possesses all ... Read More
Jason Allen: Faith 'more than behavior modification'KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Jesus came "for more than behavior modification," Jason Allen noted upon the release of his book "Being a Christian" today (Feb. 1).
"As we apply the Gospel to every area of our lives, the life of Christ pulsates through us," Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in an interview.
"We live a more joy-filled, satisfied life ... [when] we experience the joy and wholeness that only Christ can give." Read More
CT cover highlights ERLC's MooreNASHVILLE (BP) -- Russell Moore's five meetings with President Obama and a personal objection to displaying the Confederate battle flag that predates Moore's public stance on the issue are among the highlights of a Christianity Today cover article profiling the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president.
"Moore may be a fitting figurehead for evangelical public policy leading up to November 2016, during which, absent an evangelical pope, media will look to him to ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Takeaways from Pew's Religious Landscape Survey
Ed Stetzer of LifeWay Christian Resources notes that "Christianity is not dying" but "nominal Christianity is" in his assessment of the newly released Pew Religious Landscape Survey. Read More
Displaced Nigerians 'not alone,' Bapt. exec saysIBADAN, Nigeria (BP) -- Nominal Christianity fueled by a lack of discipleship is a major obstacle in standing against Boko Haram's persecution of believers in Nigeria, a leader of more than 10 million Baptists in Africa told Baptist Press.
Yet, Baptists in Nigeria still manage to teach the Gospel at refugee camps and other locations where 1.5 million have been displaced by Boko Haram violence, said Durosinjesu Ayanrinola, general secretary of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship of 62 unions and conventions from 33 African countries. Read More
Prof: Christianity heads back to its rootsMILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Vibrant colors of flags representing several nations paraded down the chapel aisle before history professor Philip Jenkins from Baylor University described the consequences of the movement of Christianity toward the Global South from its predominant foundation in North America and Europe since 1900.
"Christianity is a religion that was born in Africa and Asia and, in our lifetimes, has decided to go home," Jenkins said at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's 10th annual Intersect conference. Read More