Day: July 15, 2013

Pew sees middling response on value of clergy’s contributions to society

Just 37% of Americans surveyed think the clergy make a big contribution to society, about the same as in 2009. Regular churchgoers tend to be more positive about ministers, priests and other clergy members. But even among adults who say they attend religious services at least once a week, only about half (52%) rate clergy in general as contributing “a lot” to society,

Reading labels

One of the best/worst labels in the world is that of “Christian.” Who is good and who is not depends on a person’s personal theology, religious and political affiliations and sometimes even social status.