mainline Protestantism



When I speak to mainline Protestants about church life, I usually get questions, often only half-formulated, about megachurches.

Let’s argue

Despite the size and historic importance of mainline churches, say sociologists Robert Wuthnow and John Evans, “their activities and the ways in which they seek to influence public policy are poorly understood.” Compared to the noisy political activity of conservatives and evangelicals, tha