religious nones

Earlier this month the Public Religion Research Institute released new statistics that chronicle the demographic shifts in religious affiliation. The one group that has grown exponentially is the so-called "Nones," or religiously unaffiliated.
The temptations to skip church on Sunday morning are many, from sleeping in to getting an early start on mowing the lawn
Based on these trends, the future of religion in America probably isn't a church.
When I stopped by the Wild Card last week, I spoke to Roach about Pacquiao and the upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. But mostly we talked about two conversions: Pacquiao's born-again experience three years ago and a dramatic change in Freddie's own life that involved no religion at all.
The Baby nones will no doubt benefit from greater levels of acceptance of the non-religious. Yet it remains to be seen how this next generation will redress the systemic inequities that confront people of color who can't bank on the wages of whiteness while being religious outsiders.
Harper's new line of books is tailored toward spiritual explorers of all sorts.
And yet, those of us with what theologian Duane Bidwell calls "multiple religious bonds" sometimes get swept into the catch
Maybe we believe in God. Maybe we're not sure. Maybe we believe Jesus was human and divine. Maybe we have no idea what to think about that. Maybe we think that salvation is personal and necessary to enter God's grace.
(An important point to remember as you see the data: Each percentage point increase represents a growth of 2.5 million adults
Bulkin scored especially low on those PRRI questions. “To talk about the attachment to the universe for me means thinking
Imagine for a moment that you are a teenager, arriving at college for your first year, and that you come from an interfaith family. Perhaps you were raised in one religion, but now, you feel drawn to explore the other religion.
Given the widespread departure from the Church in all its varied expressions, it is a legitimate question. Add to this the reality that the Millennial generation has not only left the Church but does not seem to be returning and you have a recipe for disaster.
The longer I live, the more convinced I become that there is a religious experience which, if you have yet to figure this out, goes by many names.
You don't undo those things with better packaging, or a new release of an old product. You have to do the deep, soul-baring, painful work of repentance and asking forgiveness -- and do it without caring if this person ever comes to your church or not.
The American Humanist Association created this infographic which shows some of the ways in which atheists are socially and
Many churches are perpetually mired in process, worrying far more about protocol for committee meetings than how to become a welcoming body. With your wariness about the glacial pace at which institutions change, you can help the church become more dynamic.
Alex Preston, author of The Revelations, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani to discuss millennial religious
PRRI’s 2012 American Values Survey broke the nones into three groups. “Most people in the past identified as Christians even