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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Expressive UUs and Episcopalians!

I'm exploring the Hartford Institute for Religion Research Web site — as I know you'll want to — and just have to cheer for a stray tidbit that warms the hearts in the Philocrites household. In David A. Rozen's three-year-old report, "Four Mega-Trends Changing America's Religious Landscape," I'm pleased to read that "we find higher levels of vitality among the more expressive denominations (e.g., Episcopal and Unitarian Universalist with old-line Protestant) than among the more cognitive (e.g., Presbyterian and UMC with old-line Protestantism)." We could spend a lot of time unpacking the meaning of the various distinctions in this observation, but since it's Thanksgiving Eve, I'll just give thanks that Mrs Philocrites (the household Episcopalian) and I (the household Unitarian) are plugging for the dynamic old-line Protestant groups. Alleluia! (You may now be seated.)

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 24 November 2004 at 5:44 PM

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