Watch Out, Pastors: Millennials Are Fact-Checking Your Sermons

Survey studies how young churchgoers are using technology.

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 and technological trends among Millennials collide?"

Their top four findings:

1) Read Scripture on a cell phone or online: 70 percent of practicing Christian millennials, vs. 34 percent of all millennials.

2) Search for spiritual content online: 59 percent of practicing Christian millennials, vs. 30 percent of all millennials.

3) Watch online videos about faith or spirituality: 54 percent of practicing Christian millennials, vs. 31 percent of all millennials.

4) Research a church, temple, or synagogue online: 56 percent of practicing Christian millennials, vs. 34 percent of all millennials.

But the most interesting finding: Nearly 4 out of 10 practicing Christian millennials are fact-checking ...

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