Some economists want more done to ease the debt owed by individuals, small businesses, cities, towns and states. Michael Hudson, a professor of economics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and president of the Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, is
In the disorienting last few days, it feels our society is reading Exodus 32 backward. We’ve started with a plague, moved to inappropriate revelry, and now seek to worship a statue of a cow.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- As retail stores hope the holiday shopping season gives their bottom line a lift, American Protestant pastors are less sure the economy is helping their congregation this year.
The percentage of Americans who are unaffiliated with any one religion has grown from 16% to 23% over the past decade. A recent paper in Science Advances found in other parts of the world, a rise in secularism often coincides with an increase in economic growth.
(RNS) — Despite the fact we are living through a truly epic economic boom, the average congregation in the U.S. has 70 regular participants. But anyone who understands congregations will recognize at once why market solutions will not really work here for struggling churches: Most
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Church collection plates were a little bit fuller last fall, according to a new study released today (Feb. 8) by LifeWay Research.
The annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Tan-Tar-A Resort on the Lake of the Ozarks didn’t set any attendance records. By the middle of the meeting, total attendance stood at less than 1,300 with only 933
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) -- Feeling the effects of a bad economy, several Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated state and regional conventions reduced budgets in annual meetings, held in recent weeks across the nation.
Six months into what pundits have dubbed “the Great Recession,” some Texas Baptist churches and institutions report belt-tightening measures, but few are ready to push the