'Doing the Lord’s work' nationwide, one $10,000 tip at a time...
[ posted 12/6/2013 11:32AM ]
Can a $500 tip undo the popular (though questionable) perception that Christians are bad tippers? How about a $3,000 tip? Or a $10,000 tip?
Recently, an anonymous person (or persons) has been masquerading behind the pseudonym "Tips For Jesus," and leaving massive ...
(UPDATED) After 6,000 charities tried to rival Cyber Monday with Giving Tuesday, ECFA releases latest State of Giving report.
[ posted 12/3/2013 11:01AM ]
Update (Dec. 5): Fresh on the heels of Giving Tuesday come fresh stats on where evangelicals are giving (and not giving) their money today.
In its fourth annual State of Giving report, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) reveals that charitable giving ...
At least in certain situations, according to new Pew Research survey on end-of-life medical treatment.
[ posted 11/21/2013 11:13AM ]
Courtesy of Pew Research
About a quarter of evangelicals believe that a person has a moral right to suicide if he or she is ready to die because living is now a burden, or if that person is an extremely heavy burden on his or her family.
The number keeps rising for other situations, according to ...
(UPDATED) Two categories of cases declined last year, but one has significantly risen.
[ posted 11/18/2013 05:03PM ]
A review of 12,000 court rulings from 2012 reveals the most-common reasons that American churches were taken to court last year.
Legal expert Richard Hammar compiled the rulings and analyzed which types are rising and falling for Church Law and Tax, CT's sister publication. ...
Study says such films are 'damaging to religious faith,' while movie-making church disputes rating.
[ posted 11/15/2013 05:16PM ]
Young people who watch R-rated movies are more likely to have decreased church attendance and to consider their faith less important, according to a Baylor University study published in the Review of Religious Research.
"Viewing R-rated movies was damaging to religious ...
But former president's Jewish advisor sees 'bigger problems' than today's fundraiser.
[ posted 11/14/2013 11:05AM ]
Screenshot from Wayback Machine
Fundraisers hope to land headliners as speakers. But today's speaker to a Messianic Jewish group is drawing headlines.
Former President George W. Bush will speak today at a Dallas fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, drawing $250 to $100,000 per ticket. ...
New Top 10 list from Pew Research offers guidance for Sunday's International Day of Prayer.
[ posted 11/1/2013 11:18AM ]
Courtesy of Open Doors
With many churches observing the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) this weekend, here's some fresh information that might help direct those prayers.
Pew Research recently highlighted the top 10 countries with the largest number of Christians ...
Survey studies how young churchgoers are using technology.
[ posted 10/18/2013 11:49AM ]
Young churchgoers may be turning to YouVersion rather than their pew Bible during the Sunday sermon. Or they may be skeptically Googling what their pastor just said.
Earlier this week, Barna Group released the results of "what happens when the unique spiritual characteristics ...
Facebook's classmate research puts the 'soul' in 'soulmates.'
[ posted 10/11/2013 05:28PM ]
Courtesy of Facebook Data Science Team
The longstanding stereotype of Christian colleges being good places for MRS degrees seems to have gotten an empirical boost this week, thanks to Facebook.
The social network's Data Science Team ran an analysis of how many married college graduates in America state on ...
Questions on Jesus and Jewish affinity produce surprising results, Pew Research finds.
[ posted 10/3/2013 12:13PM ]
Pew Research Center
A massive new study on American Jews reveals some interesting tidbits about how today's Jewish community views Jesus, and how American Christians view Jewish identity and Israel.
Among many findings, Pew Research asked American Jewish adults, "What is compatible ...
Hispanic Values Survey adds new wrinkle to research on Latino religious life in America.
[ posted 9/27/2013 04:05PM ]
Public Religion Research Institute
A new survey sheds more light on the ongoing trend of many Hispanic Catholics becoming evangelicals in America. Seems the ranks of the religiously unaffiliated are now an equal destination.
Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) recently surveyed more than 1,500 Hispanic ...
Green Collection reveals first of four big discoveries.
[ posted 9/26/2013 03:28PM ]
The Green Collection / DeMoss
The Green Collection, overseen by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, houses many of the world's most significant biblical texts and artifacts. In fact, it has so many manuscripts that it has a team of dozens of scholars examining precisely what it has.
Today, Green ...
Study finds surprising correlation between sovereign ratings and changes in Christian populations—especially evangelicals.
[ posted 9/25/2013 10:40AM ]
Courtesy of Dick Slikker/ARDA
Should a country's Christians-to-debt ratio be added to the list of economic indicators worth watching? Or more specifically, its evangelicals-to-debt ratio?
According to a study of more than 100 nations, changes in the percentage of Christians—especially evangelicals—in ...
(UPDATED) What research suggests about Sunday's massive outreach effort by 21,200 churches.
[ posted 9/13/2013 06:50PM ]
Update (Sept. 19): Nearly 21,500 churches participated in Sunday's Back to Church nationwide outreach. Some churches held special events, while others explained why a special event wasn't needed.
According to a press release, "Participating churches reported ...
First significant study of new African-American churches prompts discussion.
[ posted 9/5/2013 01:22PM ]
Courtesy of LifeWay Research
The findings of one of the most thorough studies of African-American church planting to date are being shared publicly by its private sponsors.
The new study by LifeWay Research, which surveyed 290 African American church planters from more than 20 denominations, found ...