Baylor study challenges stereotypes of Bible-believing Christians
David Briggs writes the Ahead of the Trend column for the Association of Religion Data Archives. He has been a national writer for The Associated Press and a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. (For more information about David Briggs, click here.) In a column on the Huffington Post web site titled, “Frequent Bible Reading Tied to Social Justice, Openness to Science,” Briggs writes:
What daily practice may help American Christians become more concerned about issues of poverty, conservation and civil liberties?
Reading the Bible.
The answer may come as a surprise to those locked into viewing religious practices in ideological boxes. However, a new study by Baylor University researcher Aaron Franzen found frequent Bible reading predicted greater support for issues ranging from the compatibility of science and religion to more humane treatment of criminals.
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