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Pulse Check: March 23, 2015 Issue

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Marriage and Increased Pew Time

The eminent Princeton sociologist of religion, Robert Wuthnow, tells us that “Almost all the decline in religious attendance…has taken place among those younger adults who have not married.”

– Beyond the Baby Boomers, How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion.

SOURCE: Myths About American Religion, The Heritage Foundation

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What is Better, Understanding or Agreement?

To even the dullest among us, it is obvious we live in an increasingly disagreeable culture. Our cable news shows are packed with lively voices telling the other why they are wrong. We post our political and moral views on social media and we respond to those who do. In light of the passionately debating culture, is it more important to find agreement with others, or to be understood and understand them?

SOURCE: Agreement or Understanding, by Glenn Stanton glenntstanton.com

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Pastoral_Wisdom Pastoral Wisdom

Wisdom from the Ages:

“A Christian society only becomes acceptable after you have fairly examined the alternatives.”

-T.S. Eliot, Christianity and Culture

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