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Sorry, Trump: 3 in 4 Evangelicals Don't Want Pastors Endorsing Politicians from Pulpits

However, survey finds they also don't want pastors who do campaign to be punished.

Since the 1950s, the IRS has banned preachers from endorsing candidates during church services. Donald Trump has pledged to eliminate the ban, calling it his “greatest contribution to Christianity” if he is elected president.

However, most Americans—including ...

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Here's Why 800 Christians Left Their Old Churches, and How They Chose New Ones

Pew examines church shopping among evangelicals (and other groups) in 2016.

The American pastime of church shopping finally has some solid stats: how many Christians do it (and how often), why they left their last church, and why they picked their current one.

The Pew Research Center's new study, which categorizes respondents according to their denomination, ...

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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.

Most practicing Protestant teenagers—those who identify as Protestant, attend church at least once a month, and say their faith is very important in their lives—who read their Bible do so the same amount all year long (73%), much like all Bible-reading American teens ...

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Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Ask Presbyterian Pastors to Marry Them

More pastors are open to LGBT people serving in their churches than being married there, LifeWay finds.

More than 120,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide last year. (The number of American weddings in 2014, by comparison, was more than 2.1 million.)

For preachers, requests to officiate a same-sex wedding remain rare. ...

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Dobson Explains Why He Called Trump a ‘Baby Christian’

Offhand comments sparked debate over candidate's possible recommitment to Christ.
Dobson Explains Why He Called Trump a ‘Baby Christian’

James Dobson didn’t realize his off-the-cuff remarks about Donald Trump’s faith would set off so many questions about the Republican candidate’s alleged recommitment to Christ.

The former Focus on the Family leader, who has endorsed Trump, publicly addressed ...

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The Dinner Table Taboo Americans Would Rather Break

Who wants to talk politics vs. religion, and whether they have more to share or learn.

Of the two subjects most likely to be banned from the dinner table, most Americans would rather talk about politics than God.

Yet Christians are split on whether they want more spiritual conversations or fewer ones, and whether they have more to share or learn during such chats. ...

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Governing God's House: How 500 Churches Keep from Collapsing

First ECFA survey of church governance trends reveals which boards are most effective.

Those late-night board meetings at church may have you dragging the next day, but they’re actually a sign of a healthy church.

Boards that meet for longer than two hours reported that their leadership was more effective than those that meet for a shorter period of time, ...

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Goodbye, God Gap: Trump and Clinton Have Churchgoers Unusually Split

Plus here's what we know about evangelical Democrats.
Goodbye, God Gap: Trump and Clinton Have Churchgoers Unusually Split
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Donald Trump seems to be breaking yet another political tradition this election: the “God gap.”

In previous US elections, polls consistently showed that a person’s level of religiosity—how important their faith is to them and how often they attend church—was ...

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Christians to Science: Leave Our Bodies How God Made Them

Pew examines how US religious groups feel about the ways that biomedicine can enhance human abilities.

Gene editing, brain chip implants, and synthetic blood may reduce the risk of disease, sharpen minds, and improve body strength. But messing around with nature in order to enhance humans isn’t something many Americans are excited about.

A new survey from the Pew Research ...

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Trump’s ‘Greatest Contribution to Christianity’: Pastors Preaching Politics

Republican nominee pledges to repeal Johnson Amendment. But pastors debate endorsing politicians from pulpits.
Trump’s ‘Greatest Contribution to Christianity’: Pastors Preaching Politics
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Last night in his speech accepting the Republican party nomination for president, Donald Trump again called for a repeal of Lyndon B. Johnson’s ban on tax-exempt groups endorsing political candidates.

“At this moment, I would like to thank the evangelical community, ...

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How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches

Stats suggest a substantial number of pastors struggle with addiction, but are split on what to do about it.
How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches
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Perry Noble asked his supporters at NewSpring Church to stand down this week.

“If you love me, be at NewSpring on Sunday, and the next Sunday, and the next Sunday,” said the founder and former senior pastor of the South Carolina megachurch, which claims 30,000 members ...

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Where Evangelicals Stand on Transgender Morality

LifeWay Research looks at how Americans feel about changing genders.

As politicians debate restroom access, employment protection, insurance coverage, and military service for transgender people, questions of morality have emerged.

Is it morally permissible for a doctor to remove healthy organs? Is it acceptable to give puberty-delaying drugs ...

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Pew: Most Evangelicals Will Vote Trump, But Not For Trump

With half of voters dissatisfied with both presidential candidates, white evangelicals primarily plan to oppose Clinton.

More than three-quarters of self-identified white evangelicals plan to vote for Donald Trump in the fall (78%). But they aren’t happy about it.

According to a Pew Research Center survey of 1,655 registered voters released today, more than half of white evangelicals said ...

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Emojis Reveal How Minorities Tweet the Bible Differently

Here are the Top 10 verses shared on Twitter with darker vs. lighter skin tones.
Emojis Reveal How Minorities Tweet the Bible Differently

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”

If you have tweeted this Bible verse (Prov. 18:22, NIV) along with an emoji depicting a specific skin tone, there’s an 86 percent chance it had a darker skin tone rather than a lighter ...

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Across 198 Nations, Christians Face More Terrorism But Less Government Hostility

Pew finds that terrorism threatens to surpass the traditional persecutors of the global church.

From some angles, it looks like the beginning of a hopeful trend among the steady stream of persecution headlines.

Both government and societal harassment of religion dropped worldwide in 2014, according to a Pew Research Center study released today. This is the second year in ...

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