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Protestantism

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  • L.A. Now Live: A daily conversation with The Times newsroom

     
    For the first time, Protestants no longer make up a majority of Americans, according to a new study out this week. The study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that Protestants now make up 48% of......
  • Protestants lose majority in U.S. for first time; unaffiliated up

     
    Protestants, who have played a central role in the nation’s founding and development, no longer make up a majority of Americans for the first time in history, according to a new study released Tuesday....
  • A Catholic homecoming

    A Catholic homecoming
    As the queen mother of megachurches, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington has become a refuge for spiritual seekers and people of faith who no longer feel inspired by the religious institutions that raised them. After the sex abuse scandal...
  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris

    PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris
    RICHARD J. DORSO Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
  • Paul Egertson dies at 75; Lutheran bishop resigned after participating in ordination of lesbian minister

    Paul Egertson dies at 75; Lutheran bishop resigned after participating in ordination of lesbian minister
    The Rev. Paul Egertson, who was asked to resign as a Lutheran bishop in 2001 after violating church policy by participating in the ordination of a non-celibate lesbian minister, has died. He was 75. Egertson, a senior lecturer at California Lutheran...
  • PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu

    PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu
    Poly Styrene Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website. Styrene, whose real name was...
  • Gingrich woos evangelicals as he eyes presidential bid

    Newt Gingrich -- the twice-divorced former House speaker and recent convert to Roman Catholicism -- is courting evangelical Christians as he lays the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign, hoping to find favor among a group that will play a...
  • Silicon Valley gives conservative Christians a boost

    Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism. But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million...
  • A new stage for South Coast Repertory

    A new stage for South Coast Repertory
    Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
  • The Rev. David Wilkerson dies at 79; founder of Teen Challenge ministry

    The Rev. David Wilkerson dies at 79; founder of Teen Challenge ministry
    The Rev. David Wilkerson, an evangelical pastor who founded the Teen Challenge ministry and wrote the best-selling book "The Cross and the Switchblade," died Wednesday in a car accident in East Texas. He was 79. Wilkerson's car smashed head-on into a...