Study Demonstrates Connection between Theology and Church Growth

By Rev. Thomas Lambrecht In an article in the Review of Religious Research for December 2016, three researchers identified that Mainline Protestant congregations that are growing exhibited much more conservative theology than those that were declining. In the first empirical study of its kind, the five-year project found that “conservative theological positioning of clergy and… Continue reading Study Demonstrates Connection between Theology and Church Growth

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Is the Tupper Just Resolution Overreach?

By Rev. Thomas Lambrecht My colleague Walter Fenton recently reported on the “just resolution” that was reached in September over a complaint filed against the Rev. Michael Tupper of the West Michigan Annual Conference. Tupper had performed a second same-sex marriage after having agreed to a just resolution for performing a prior same-sex marriage. (In… Continue reading Is the Tupper Just Resolution Overreach?

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