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Updated at 9:31 AM

According to the Pew Research Center, while “the vast majority of Americans still believe in God ...; there are strong signs that many are less certain about this belief than in years past.” Pew’s research is dependent upon what is known in probability theory as “The Law of Large Numbers,” which states that, given a large enough number of trials (in this case, surveys), the results will be close to the true value.

Posted Jan 21, 2017 at 4:38 AM

Like many presidents before him, Donald Trump ended his oath of office with "so help me God" and mentioned God several times in his inauguration speech.

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 11:42 AM

The Minneapolis Institute of Art was host to a large exhibit of Reformation-era art this past winter, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's “Ninety-Five Theses.”

Updated Jan 20, 2017 at 6:08 AM

In recent decades, Hollywood hasn't typically been sympathetic to religious faith. There are, however, some exceptions. We suggest a few of them.

Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 9:28 PM

We're just about three weeks away from Super Bowl LI. So it's only natural that Americans begin planning their annual traditions.

Posted Jan 18, 2017 at 3:38 AM

Donald Trump will take the oath of office using both the Abraham Lincoln Bible — which President Barack Obama used during his two inaugurations — and his own Trump family Bible.

Updated Jan 17, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Doubt. It’s a key ingredient to faith. If you don’t question, you don’t care. A new book helped me to examine what I believe and why. “The Value of Doubt: Why Unanswered Questions, Not Unquestioned Answers, Build Faith,” (Skylight Paths Publishing,...

Posted Jan 17, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Few Americans trust traditional community leaders to lead difficult conversations, according to a new LifeWay Research survey.

Updated Jan 16, 2017 at 9:07 AM

America is lost. She doesn’t know where she is or in which direction she should be moving. There are people on the left, shouting to her to come their way and people on the right, doing the same.

Posted Jan 15, 2017 at 8:38 AM

The new year ushered in a change in leadership at the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty, but the 80-year-old organization's commitment to safeguarding First Amendment religious protections for all Americans will remain unshaken.

Posted Jan 13, 2017 at 3:38 AM

The founder of Facebook posted a cheerful message on Christmas Day, saying that he, his wife, child and dog were all celebrating the holiday together.

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