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Researcher: Most Evangelicals Support Women in Church Leadership
Despite the ongoing debates over gender roles, surveys show significant agreement in favor of female Sunday school teachers, worship leaders, speakers, and preachers.
Do Catholics Care about Persecuted Christians?
As American bishops dedicate this week to religious freedom, including for Muslims in China, polls suggest a cresting of support for the church in need.
White Evangelicals’ Coronavirus Concerns Are Fading Faster
But when it comes to behavior, evangelicals are as likely as the rest of the country to keep up social distancing, according to Data for Progress survey.
How Church Leaders Are Responding to COVID-19 Challenges: 2nd Round Survey
Even as there are emerging signs of optimism in combating COVID-19, the demands of this season on pastors and church leaders are not likely to lessen in the near future.
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.

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Welcome to Christian Camps’ Weirdest, Hardest Summer
Welcome to Christian Camps’ Weirdest, Hardest Summer
More than a hundred sites have called off their peak season, while others reduced and reimagined their staple programs.

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