Pastors are eager to reach the next generation for Christ as well as growing the size, diversity and level of discipleship within their congregations, according to a new LifeWay Research survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors.
By Timothy C. Morgan
Hospitality is a wide word. It means different things to different people. We like to think we are hospitable people, but how do we know our efforts are perceived as we intend? Likewise, how do we recognize when people from other cultures are extending hospitality to us?
By Eric Black / Editor
Most young adults who attended church as teenagers say they believe in God today, but fewer consider themselves devout Christians. And as a whole, they have conflicting recollections about the churches they attended in high school.
By Aaron Earls / LifeWay
Some science supports the idea that practicing a day of rest—including time away from social media and digital devices—benefits longevity and both mental and physical health.
By Emily McFarlan Miller / Religion News Service
A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
By Tracy Simmons / Religion News Service
Although each person is different and advice varies depending on an individual’s condition, here are some basic suggestions from experts on how congregations and individuals can help and not hurt.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Adults sat in a circle in a room usually used by high schoolers and talked about the people they loved who no longer recognized them or who had died forgetting the names of family caregivers in their last days.
When Benjamin Mast evaluates dementia clients at his University of Louisville research lab, there’s a question some people of faith ask him: “What if I forget about God?”
During NPR’s Morning Edition on Jan. 14, host Rachel Martin interviewed Robert Alter about his newly released translation of the Hebrew Bible, a 24-year labor of love. Alter approaches the Hebrew Bible as a literary work of art and sought to translate it in a way to restore its artistry. (via NPR)
Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a new study says most of them likely won’t be in church on Sunday mornings after they graduate from high school.
Filmmaker Jonathan Ignatius Green, who calls Instagram the “epitome of social media,” hopes his documentary will open up discussions about how not just teens but also adults engage social media.
“Silent Night” remains one of the season’s most beloved Christmas carols, translated into more than 300 languages and sung all over the world by artists from Bing Crosby to Beyoncé.