As people return to in-person services following church closures during the pandemic, many struggling congregations wonder how many people will return? Some churches will not make it. According to a new article by the Associated Press, smaller congregations that struggled to adapt during the pandemic are going to struggle the most and may not recover.…

President Joe Biden asked top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to join him for a bipartisan prayer session hours ahead of his inauguration, AFP reports. Leaders in Congress were invited to attend services with him at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington. The cathedral is where the funeral service was held for the only other Catholic…

Commit a misdemeanor in Baldwin County, Alabama’s county seat — Bay Minette, population 7,726 — and it’s possible to stay out of jail by going to church. The new policy in Municipal Court begins next week. It is “being praised as a potential opportunity to turn lives around,” writes Billy Hallowell for the Blaze news…

The national news media yawned over the Baylor Survey’s findings that the number of American atheists has remained steady at 4 percent since 1944, and that church membership has reached an all-time high. “But,” ponder Rodney Stark and Byron Johnson in the Wall Street Journal, “when a study by the Barna Research Group claimed that young…

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