Articles related to David Swartz


Immigrants May Be Best Way to Fill Churches' Empty Pews
Immigrants May Be Best Way to Fill Churches' Empty Pews

By: David Swartz
With the number of U.S. evangelicals declining, anti-immigration evangelicals may want to rethink their stance. Reaching out to immigrants, two-thirds of whom are Christian, can help their churches survive.

Read More ...
Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others
Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others

By: David Swartz
As research into Thailand's anti-trafficking movement illustrated, people tend to see members of their group as more diverse than other groups, which reflects narcissism and a lack of empathy toward others.

Read More ...
When Your Faith Aligns Too Closely with Your Politics
When Your Faith Aligns Too Closely with Your Politics

By: David Swartz
Subscribing to a political party traps you in a closed system. Christian activists on both sides are complicit in demonizing the enemy, which undermines the message of the very gospel they desire to advance.

Read More ...
Was Missions Work Liberating for Women?
Was Missions Work Liberating for Women?

By: David Swartz
Did women missionaries find their work liberating? Some described themselves as fulfilled, found and happy. Others struggled with frustrations, and married women felt this tension most acutely.

Read More ...
The Christian Pacifism of Charles Spurgeon
The Christian Pacifism of Charles Spurgeon

By: David Swartz
Charles Spurgeon's commitment to evangelism and gospel-centered preaching makes him adored by today's evangelicals. Those same traits form the foundation for his staunch Christian pacifism.

Read More ...
Secularized Europe Seems Pervasive - On the Surface
Secularized Europe Seems Pervasive - On the Surface

By: David Swartz
On one hand, modern-day secularism seemingly runs rampant throughout Europe. However, the numerous storefront immigrant churches suggest that narratives of secularization aren't so rigid.

Read More ...
Many Churches Have Abandoned Their Pacifist Roots
Many Churches Have Abandoned Their Pacifist Roots

By: David Swartz
Hundreds of churches and denominations once embraced a commitment to pacifism, but social pressure was probably the most important factor that caused many to shift their position.

Read More ...
 Photography Was Fundraising Boon for Early Missionaries
Photography Was Fundraising Boon for Early Missionaries

By: David Swartz
For evangelical missionaries in the late 19th century, the use of photography became a strategic fundraising tool. Evangelicals were pioneers in their strategy of "picturing pain."

Read More ...

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: