Five Fundamentals for an Evangelical Future
The sky isn’t falling for evangelicals
The emerging church came promising answers to evangelicals for a “third way,” but flamed out We need to stand up against the clergification in the modern-day church—the tendency to
Leadership Legacies: Why Character Trumps All
Good leaders are known for leading, encouraging, and caring for those in their organization.
Third, it says that the leadership legacies that really matter may have more to do with successfully glory of his name, and those with whom they stood shoulder to shoulder day by day to
Patriotic Worship is Coming to a Church Near You
Pastors and churches mix patriotism and worship around July 4th.
surveyed say their church will change its worship service to acknowledge America's Independence Day. A third of pastors (34 percent) say they plan to include other special ceremonies
Your Unchurched Friends Want to Know About Your Faith
And while they don’t want to go to church, they’re likely up for attending other church activities with you, LifeWay reports.
A third disagree (31%), while 1 in 9 isn't sure (12 Instead, McConnell suggested those who want to share their faith talk about how their relationship with Jesus affects them in day-to-day
Teens Read Bible More During the School Year
The latest study from Barna also shows how many teens think the Bible offers hope, and whether their house rules are influenced by Scripture.
for a meaningful life (85%, down from 88%) and said they read their Bible every day (12%, down One third said they'd rather read the Bible on their smart phone or tablet app (33%), up
Churches in America—Part 3
Convictional Christians are not leaving the faith.
Eight-in-ten members of the historically black Protestant tradition say they pray every day (as do 79% of About a third of Millennial Americans, according to Pew, are now Nones.
The World Is Yearning for Beautiful Orthodoxy
Goodness, truth, and beauty all come from the same Person.
follower. In other words, that angry tweet of yours has the potential of fomenting rage to the third degree! everywhere. We see it and feel it every day. But what's driving it?
Only One-Third of Pastors Share 'Left Behind' End Times Theology
Here's how 1,000 Protestant clergy disagree on the rapture, the Antichrist, and other points of eschatology.
A third (31%) believe in amillennialism, the view that there's no 1,000-year reign—instead Jesus already rules the The rest of the details don't affect the day-to-day life of most Christians.
How Moving to Kenya Made Me a Less Fearful Parent
Things shifted when I noticed my preschooler handles daily life in Africa better than I do.
again the following day. And the next. When I dropped him off on the third day, he said goodbye to me with a smile and ran off to find his new friends.
The Nations Have Come to Our Cities
We cannot overlook the influx of "the nations" ready for the gospel.
of us who grew up in different cultural contexts knew church to be an all-day affair that Third, not only did we choose not to do church “the Western way,” we thought through how life
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Church)
Birthing a new church is not without pain.
When Donna was in her final days of her third trimester with one of our daughters, she would ask (often What helped both the mother and daughter church be ready for “the big day”?