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  • Just faith? A national survey connecting faith and justice within the Christian Reformed Church.
    Janzen, Rich, Steve van de Hoef, Alethea Stobbe, Allyson Carr, Joshua Harris, Ronald A. Kuipers, and Hector Acero Ferrer (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 229-247.

    Based on survey data from Christian Reformed Church members in English-speaking congregations in Canada. Presents congregants' understandings of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Justice; Christian Reformed Church
  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Change; Christian Reformed Church
  • Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2015)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    The greater autonomy & theological anti-worldliness of the Christian Reformed Church predisposed it to the trajectory of white flight in Chicago more than was the case with the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Christian Reformed Church; Race; Reformed Church in America; Polity; Theology
  • Public Worship and Public Engagement: Pastoral Cues within the Context of Worship Services.
    Smidt, Corwin E., and Brian Schaap (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:4: 441-462.

    Based on a survey of clergy of the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Christian Reformed Church; Homily; Clergy; Reformed Church in America
  • Congregational responses to growing urban diversity in a white ethnic denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Mark T. Mulder (2009)
    Social Problems 56:2: 335-356.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Reformed Church; Urban; United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids; Diversity; Succession (urban ecology); Ecology; Ethnic
  • The Christian Reformed Church as a Model for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities.
    Pridmore, Eric (2006)
    In Albert A. Herzog, Jr. (ed.) Disability Advocacy among Religious Organizations. Histories and Reflections. Binghamton, New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, pp. 93-107. [Journal of Religion, Disabilities & Health 10:1/2]

    Case study of a congregation in Atlanta.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Reformed Church; Disability; United States, Georgia; United States, Georgia, Atlanta
  • The Political Activity of Evangelical Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Case Study of Five Denominations.
    Guth, James L., Linda Beail, Greg Crow, Beverly Gaddy, Steve Montreal, Brent Nelsen, James Penning, and Jeff Walz (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 501-514.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from Evangelical clergy, who are overwhelmingly Republican. Age, moral interests, & political interests predict political activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Nazarene; Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Activism; Presbyterian Church in America
  • Reformed Preachers in Politics.
    Penning, James M., and Corwin E. Smidt (2001)
    In Sue E.S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Christian Clergy in American Politics. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • The Political Activities of Reformed Clergy in the United States and Scotland.
    Penning, James M., and Corwin E. Smidt (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 204-219.

    Analyzes 1997 (U.S.A.) & '98 (Scotland) questionnaire data from clergy samples; more orthodox clergy are as politically active as modernists.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of Scotland; Reformed Church in America; Christian Reformed Church; United States; Clergy; Activism; Great Britain, Scotland; Comparative; Politics, U.S.A.; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Politics, Great Britain
  • How the Saints Persevere: Social Factors in the Vitality of the Christian Reformed Church.
    Bouma, Gary D. (1984)
    Clayton, Victoria, Australia: Monash University, Department of Anthropology and Sociology.

    Republication of articles from Sociological Analysis & Review of Religious Research as 2 chapters; other chapters are related to the same material.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Reformed Church
  • Keeping the Faithful. Patterns of Membership Retention in the Christian Reformed Church.
    Bouma, Gary D. (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:3: 259-264.

    People leave the Christian Reformed Church when they find its community too demanding, constricting, & intolerant; stayers cite commitment to its conservative Calvinist theology & worship, & the importance of the church community to them.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Strictness; Christian Reformed Church
  • The Real Reason One Conservative Church Grew.
    Bouma, Gary D. (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 20:2: 127-137. Reprinted 50:S: 45-52.

    Compares growth of the Christian Reformed Church & the Reformed Church in America; immigration & fertility explain the CRC's higher rate; demanding higher commitment levels helps the RCA retain members.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Reformed Church in America; Christian Reformed Church; Membership; Strictness; Migration
  • Beside the Still Water: A Comparative Study of the Maintenance of the Distinctive Religious Identity of the Christian Reformed Church in East Palmyria, New York and Abcoude, Netherlands.
    Vogler, Conrad C. (1971)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo. [DA 32:3 A, p. 1653]

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Netherlands, Abcoude; United States, New York, East Palmyria; Comparative; Christian Reformed Church
  • Home Missions and Tension Management in the Christian Reformed Church.
    Huizenga, Bartel N. (1970)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of New Mexico.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Reformed Church; Conflict
  • Religious Mixed Marriages: Denominational Consequences in the Christian Reformed Church.
    Bouma, Donald H. (1963)
    Marriage and Family Living 25:4: 428-432.

    Data from a 2-yr. period suggest that the denomination grows because of mixed marriages, even though it opposes them.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Christian Reformed Church; Membership
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