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Half of Pastors Worry Speaking Out on Social Issues Will Offend People
Protestant clergy feel the pressure around addressing LGBT identity and same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’ll change their message.
Race, Religion, and the Future of American Evangelicalism
Three important trends regarding race and faith that must be considered as we try to lead evangelicalism through this era.
US Catholics Now as Concerned About Persecution as Climate Change or Refugees
But more than a third incorrectly believe Christians suffer less than half of world’s religious freedom violations.
Evangelicals Show No Decline, Despite Trump and Nones
The 2018 General Social Survey reports American evangelicals holding steady amid growth of the unaffiliated—and a surprising uptick for mainline Protestants.
6 Takeaways From “The Church Growth Gap” LifeWay Research Survey
We seldom see the value of smaller congregations, even when the facts show them to us.
The Church Growth Gap: The Big Get Bigger While the Small Get Smaller
The US congregations most likely to grow are the 10 percent that already have more than 250 worshipers.
Half of Millennial Christians Say It’s Wrong to Evangelize
Survey finds young believers want others to know about Jesus. They just don’t want to speak up about it.
Who Worries About Hell the Most
Baylor researcher: “If you believe in a harsher form of hell, you’re pretty sure you’re not going there.”
Pew: Sunday Regulars Are Happier and Healthier
Across 25 countries, active religious participation is linked with habits like nonsmoking, community involvement, and voting.
The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church
Even with 1 in 4 leaving over politics, college kids are more likely to return after a hiatus than leave for good.
Keep the X in X-Mas
The abbreviation offends 6 in 10 evangelicals, but its history is deeply Christian
Who Counts? How to Rightly Divide American Christianity Subscriber access only
The academy's debate over black church differences is more than a numbers game.
Can Christians Drink Alcohol? Here’s What 1,000 Protestant Churchgoers Think
(UPDATED) Most say the Bible doesn’t ban booze, but they abstain anyway.
Do Christians Focus Too Much on the Family?
Pew survey finds that a minority of Americans, even within the church, put faith first.
Our Favorite Heresies of 2018: Experts Weigh In
Scholars explain what is most discouraging and encouraging about Ligonier theology survey that found 3 out of 4 US evangelicals are “Arians.”
Billy Graham Center Explains Survey on Evangelical Trump Voters
Wheaton College-based institute studied how and why both white and non-white believers voted in 2016.
Why Evangelicals Voted Trump: Debunking the 81% Subscriber access only
Ahead of the midterms, the Billy Graham Center Institute examined the most infamous statistic about faith and the 2016 election.
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says Survey
Third study of the state of American theology, examining 34 beliefs, released by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research.
Half of Pastors Approve of Trump’s Job Performance
Survey of US Protestant church leaders parses support for the President by church size, denomination, ethnicity, and age.
Francis Effect Fades: Pope’s Approval Drops Most Among Evangelicals
The latest abuse investigations have rattled non-Catholics’ perceptions more than Catholics themselves, according to survey data.
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