Sociology

Robert Woodberry thinks study that finds religious children less altruistic is poorly done

Robert Woodberry, who is a very interesting scholar profiled by Christianity Today in 2014, looked into a study that made headlines last week. Andy Rowell ‏@AndyRowell Nov 14Minneapolis, MN "Are Non-Religious Children Really More Altruistic?" -- Robert D. Woodberry criticizes... Read more →


Pastors generally happy with families, finances, preaching. Less with health, administration, world.

A nice little report here on how pastors are feeling about their lives and work. Andy Rowell ‏@AndyRowell Nov 12Minneapolis, MN Pastors generally happy with families, finances, preaching. Less with health, administration, world. http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2015/fall/how-are-you-pastor-really.html … @davidkinnaman View summary 0 retweets2... Read more →


Book review: Bradley Wright's Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media

Brad Wright's new book Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media (July 1, 2010) calmly and clearly sorts through statistics about Christians in America today. Wright is Associate... Read more →


Free Churches and Liturgical Churches: Behind the Numbers

My post is up at Christianity Today's Leadership Journal Out of Ur blog: Catalyst, Liturgy, and Innovation What liturgical church leaders and the Catalyst Conference can learn from each other. It has also been published in a slightly different form... Read more →


Recommended: Jackson Carroll's God's Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations

Here is my Amazon.com review of: Jackson W. Carroll: God's Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations (Pulpit & Pew) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006). Wise and fascinating data-driven description of what it is like to be a pastor today,... Read more →


The research behind my post at Out of Ur: Missional vs. Attractional: Debating the Research

See the post I coauthored with the editors of Leadership Journal at the Out of Ur blog: Missional vs. Attractional: Debating the Research What do the numbers say? It depends who you ask. by Url Scaramanga & Andy Rowell Summary:... Read more →