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Issues, Trends, and Observations

Note: Decluttering, home/office organization, minimalism—these are among the overlapping terms describing efforts to simplify and bring order to homes and workplaces. Below are excerpts from a book, Everything That Remains —adapted by the authors for an online magazine article—by two self-described minimalists.

Note: Public court records in a bankruptcy case may seem an unlikely place to find inspiration. But the case was unusual.

Note: The following analysis of statistical data was published in the Journal of Religion and Health. Dr. Levin, who is a member of the board of directors of his synagogue, is a professor at Baylor University, a Christian institution in Texas.

Note: The renowned Protestant religious historian, Martin Marty, coins the term declinism to indicate widespread preoccupation with declining memberships in many denominations. Though he speaks from the perspective of a historian, he could be writing to anyone interested in the long-term welfare of humanity.

Note: Dr. Lisa Randall is a professor of science at Harvard University.

Note: Rev. Barnes is president of Princeton Theological Seminary.

Note: Prior to pursuing medical studies, Dr. Rediger received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Note: For many years the Pew Research Center has surveyed Americans’ religious affiliations, beliefs, and practices. In surveys where participants are asked which denomination they identify with, those who indicate they are unaffiliated, or who identify themselves as atheists or agnostics, are tabulated in the “none” category.