Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen, The Distinctive Identity of the Church

 The task that lies before the church in the Western world is to recapture a profound understanding of its own distinctive identity ... Mission must determine the life of the church in the world.

Higher civic participation:
"It's not faith that accounts for this. It's faith communities."

Harvard University professor Robert Putnam and University of Notre Dame scholar David Campbell is presenting their forthcoming study on how religion in America is reshaping civic and political lives. Daniel Burke at Religion News Service reports:

Is a theologically informed vision of politics, a vision that can help the church to break out of its captivity to political, social, and economical myths of modernity, possible?