A microbiologist reflects on the problem of evil in human diseases. (via Christianity Today)
By Rebecca Randall / Christianity Today
“I became suspicious that we don’t have each other’s back. I thought we did.” She kept thinking of white believers: “If you voted for Trump, then his racism was just not a deal-breaker for you. When push comes to shove, I feel like you threw me under the bus.” (via Religion & Politics)
By Melanie McAlister / Religion & Politics
Americans increasingly are sympathetic to service refusals by bakers, caterers, florists and other small business owners with conservative religious beliefs. (via Christianity Today)
By Morgan Lee / Christianity Today
Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop ADHD, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say excessive screen time can damage the soul, as well.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
For some Americans, dropping a check into the offering plate at church is a bit like having a Discover Card. They expect a cash-back bonus.
By Bob Smietana / Religion News Service
Fewer adults are attending religious services in the United States, but not necessarily because they don’t believe.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
Most young adults with severe mental illness consider religion relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University.
By Eric M. Eckert / Baylor University
Perhaps the success of a documentary about a slow-paced children’s show hosted by a kind, soft-spoken Presbyterian minister shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, the success of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was itself a surprise and its host, an unlikely celebrity.
Most American Protestants like to invite their friends to church—at least once in a while. Nearly two-thirds of Protestant churchgoers say they’ve invited at least one person to visit their church in the past six months, according to a new report from LifeWay Research.
Encouraging people to step forward and serve can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be, according to LifeWay’s Todd Adkins, Daniel Im, and Eric Geiger, hosts of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast.
By Helen Gibson / Baptist Press
Mental health struggles and thoughts of suicide may be more common than church leaders realize—even among some of the youngest members of a congregation.
Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or a different preacher, according to a recently released LifeWay Research study. But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs, or there may be an exodus.