In a sweeping survey of thousands across 34 countries, the Pew Research Center wanted to discover whether people felt that you needed to believe in God in order to be moral. The results varied depending on economic development, education and age, with higher percentages in emerging economies holding to the importance of theism.
Throughout the years, many have turned to H. Richard Niebuhr, who classically outlined the various responses that could be made in light of the interplay between Christ and culture, with such famous typologies as “Christ Against Culture,” “Christ of Culture” and “Christ Above Culture.” Yet what Niebuhr actually explained is how two authorities—namely Christ and culture—compete with each another.
Faith leaders, like millions of other Americans, are reporting the negative impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on their mental health. It’s critical that all faith leaders know that they are not alone and that their own well-being is just as important as that of others.