Churches that haven’t updated their wireless sound system may have trouble being heard on any given Sunday, as the federal government is phasing out the 600 MHz frequencies many congregations use.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
Vacation Bible School remains one of the most popular church programs in America. Two-thirds of American parents say they plan to send kids to VBS this summer—even if they skip church themselves.
By Bob Smietana / LifeWay Research
Most churchgoers say the Bible commands them to give, but their tithes don’t always go in the offering plate.
James H. Cone, the scholar known as the “founder of black liberation theology,” died April 28. He was 79.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
A new Pew Research survey reveals nine out of 10 Americans believe in a higher power of some sort. A slim majority say they believe in the all-loving, all-knowing, all-powerful God of the Bible, while another one-third claim belief in a less-specific higher power or spiritual force.
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
At least seven women now have accused Bill Hybels of acting inappropriately with women and abusing his power as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, according to Christianity Today.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities, but that is due more to the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than to congregational influence, a Baylor University study found.
By Terry Goodrich / Baylor University
When it comes to charity, a personal touch works 10 times better than Facebook—at least for churchgoers.
A conservative Christian organization has asked video streaming giant Netflix to pull “13 Reasons Why,” a dramatic series critics say glamorizes suicide, after several teens who reportedly watched the show took their own lives.
By Mark A. Kellner / Religion News Service
Pew Research has found a significant gender gap concerning religious beliefs and practice among self-identified Christian men and women in America.
By Aaron Earls / LifeWay
Bill Hybels, pastor of a powerful Chicago-area mega-church, has resigned after a series of sexual misconduct claims he described as “flat-out lies.”
By John Bacon / USA Today
What has happened to church organists—the ones who read three staffs of music, dance on the pedals, maneuver multiple manuals, pull organ stops, push pistons, manipulate swell and crescendo pedals and follow a director—all at the same time?
By Karen Allen / The Alabama Baptist