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Most Americans believe they are sinners but differ in response to sin

Most Americans believe they are sinners but differ in response to sin

Two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) say they are sinners, a new survey reveals. And most people apparently aren’t too happy about it—only 5 percent say they have no desire to mend their ways.

       
Nearly one in 10 U.S. Protestant churches experience embezzlement

Nearly one in 10 U.S. Protestant churches experience embezzlement

About one in 10 Protestant churches in the United States has had someone embezzle funds, a recently released LifeWay Research survey of pastors revealed.

       
Some call criticism of Bible museum unfair, despite smuggled antiquities purchase

Some call criticism of Bible museum unfair, despite smuggled antiquities purchase

Some believe Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and the forthcoming Museum of the Bible are being held to a different standard that other museums that hold ancient artifacts of questionable provenance.

       
Good works of churches often go unnoticed, research shows

Good works of churches often go unnoticed, research shows

At least half of Americans realize churches feed and clothe the poor, but far fewer are aware of other social services congregations provide, a new study shows.

       
Author Peterson retracts affirmation of same-sex marriage

Peterson retracts same-sex marriage affirmation

After a conservative outcry—including LifeWay Christian Resources threatening to pull his books from their retails store shelves—popular Christian author Eugene Peterson retracted statements made in an interview in which he seemed to affirm same-sex relations and indicated he would be willing to perform a same-sex wedding.

       
Americans divided on impact of religion

Americans divided on impact of religion

Do churches and other religious organizations have a positive impact on the way things are going in the United States? Americans are divided on that point, according to a Pew Research Center survey that shows they align along predictable party lines.

       
Attending church is good for your health. Now what?

Attending church is good for your health. Now what?

The latest in a long line of studies shows church attendance is good for your health, but some questions remain unanswered.

       
Attracting unchurched grows small churches, study says

Attracting unchurched grows small churches, study says

Attracting and keeping people considered unchurched is rated as the top predictor of growth through new professions of faith at small churches, according to a new study encompassing 12 Christian denominations including Southern Baptists.

       
Sexual freedom and religious freedom divide Americans

Views on sexual freedom and religious freedom divide Americans

From cohabitation and same-sex marriage to birth control and bathrooms, Americans can’t seem to agree about what is right and wrong regarding sex, and their views often are rooted in faith, according to a LifeWay Research study.

       
Living dead offer life lessons, Baylor prof says

Living dead offer life lessons, Baylor prof says

Stories of a zombie apocalypse not only force audiences to confront their own mortality, but also provide a platform to explore what being human really means, Baylor University professor and popular culture observer Greg Garrett insists.

       
Texas band MercyMe wants to connect audiences to victory in Jesus

Texas band MercyMe seeks to connect fans to victory in Jesus

With the songs on their latest album LIFER, Texas-based band MercyMe hopes to encourage and equip audiences to live for what matters most and make a difference for eternity.

       
Is the Old Testament dying?

Is the Old Testament really dying?

An Old Testament professor laments many contemporary Christians have lost biblical fluency and no longer can speak the language of more than half their sacred Scripture.

       
Study reveals generation gap regarding views of morality

Study reveals generation gap regarding views of moral behavior

A new LifeWay Research study shows more than six in 10 Americans older than 45 say right and wrong do not change, but fewer than four in 10 age 35 and younger say the same thing.

       
More education equals less religious commitment—unless you’re Christian

More education equals less religious commitment—unless you’re Christian

Conventional wisdom says the more educated a person is, the less religious he or she likely will be. That’s mostly true, according to analysis of Pew Research Center surveys, but Christians seem to be the exception.

       
Americans fond of the Bible but don’t read it much

Americans fond of the Bible but don’t read it

Americans have a positive view of the Bible, and many say the Christian Scriptures are filled with moral lessons for today. However, more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible.

       
 
 
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