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Spiritual Abuse Definition Debated by UK Christians
Cases of Steve Timmis and Jonathan Fletcher illustrate debate over at what point a pastor’s exhortation crosses the line into coercion.
The Possible Decline of the Nones Isn’t a Boost for Evangelicals
The good news and bad news about Generation Z’s unexpected religious trends.
London Leads UK in Prayer. But Only 1 in 10 Brits Prayed for Brexit.
Survey finds very few respond to #PrayFor... hashtag campaigns.
Abortion Regret Isn’t a Myth, Despite New Study
What women may refuse to disclose to researchers at a clinic, they’re confessing in Bible studies decades later.
More Non-Evangelicals Are Calling Themselves Born Again
A growing share of mainline Protestants and Catholics have taken on the once-distinctive label over the past three decades.
Many Churchgoers Don’t Know If Their Pastor Is a Republican or Democrat
Still, three-quarters of evangelicals say they agree with their church leaders on politics.
Most Pastors Say Middle East Politics Won’t Speed Up the Second Coming
A new LifeWay Research survey shows that only 1 in 8 pastors link geo-political events with Christ’s return.
How Much Does The Pastor's Personality Affect Church Growth Or Size? (Survey)
Can you take this short survey to help us understand more about small churches and their leaders?
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining DenominationsSubscriber Access Only
The 2020 project shows shifting complexity of organized religion.
Black Protestants, Evangelicals Top Rankings for Longest Sermons
Pew Research Center finds more mentions of praise in black churches’ messages and more mentions of sin in evangelicals’.
Half of Pastors Say the Opioid Epidemic Has Hit Their Church
The demands of addiction can go beyond typical spiritual and physical help offered by congregations.
Why Black Protestants and Evangelicals Still Preach Politics
Amid increasing polarization and shifting church trends, the black church continues to speak out on matters of justice.
Americans Now Have Less Faith in Tech Than Church
Christians hope to address the ethical concerns raised as the country grows more skeptical of Big Tech.
Latino Immigrants Are Evangelizing America
Despite financial and immigration hurdles, ministries led by first-generation pastors are more effective than the average church plant, according to a new LifeWay study.
Americans Who Know Religion Best Hold Worse Views of Evangelicals
Pew: Religious literacy usually helps Americans appreciate other faiths. Evangelicals score highest when it comes to their own.
New England Cities Named Most ‘Post-Christian’
Barna’s rankings spur pastors in secularizing spots—in the Northeast and across the country—to continue working and praying for revival.
Only Half of Kids Raised Southern Baptist Stay Southern Baptist
Analysis: The bigger factor behind the SBC’s decline isn’t the struggle to gain new converts; it’s keeping their own.
Many Europeans Happy to Pay Tax to Churches They Don’t Attend
Pew finds a majority in six Western European countries are content to pay their “church tax” to support the common good.
Pew: US Christians Like the Israeli and Palestinian People More Than Their Governments
(UPDATED) American evangelicals are more likely than American Jews (67% vs. 47%) to say Trump is “striking the right balance” on Israel.
Evangelism Is More Prayer Than Action for Protestant Churchgoers
Survey finds more than half of monthly worshipers haven’t shared Jesus in the past six months.

Top Story April 6, 2020

Not Even the Gates of a Hellish Pandemic Will Prevail Over God’s Church
Not Even the Gates of a Hellish Pandemic Will Prevail Over God’s Church
Scripture doesn’t promise wealth or health or even life. What, then, does it promise?

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