The excessive public mingling of religion and politics is making more and more people want to keep religion to themselves, says a new poll.
Jonathan Merritt is senior columnist for Religion News Service and author of A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars and Jesus is Better Than You Imagined. His writing has been published by The Atlantic, USA Today, National Journal, Christianity Today, and The Washington Post. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Emory University. Follow him: @jonathanmerritt.
Diversity is sorely lacking at many private Christian schools, some of which were originally founded to keep blacks out.