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Most Americans view suicide as epidemic but not unforgivable

Most Americans view suicide as epidemic but not unforgivable

Most Americans believe they are seeing an epidemic in the United States of people taking their own lives. But most don’t view suicide as a selfish choice, and they don’t believe it sends people to hell, LifeWay Research finds.

Josh Wilson connects audiences to freedom and forgiveness in Christ

Josh Wilson connects audiences to freedom and forgiveness in Christ

With his new album That Was Then, This is Now, singer/songwriter and Texas native Josh Wilson marvels at the intricate details God orchestrated throughout his musical journey.

Black churches bucking the trend of decline

Black churches bucking the trend of decline

A recent survey found Christians are losing their share of the U.S. population,  with young people leading the exodus. But historically black denominations have bucked that trend.

Shrinking sermon lengths not just product of Millennials’ demands

Shrinking sermon lengths not just product of Millennials’ demands

Growing pressures toward shorter sermons seems to be coming more from older church members, ministers say.

Do polls reveal truth about American religion? No, but they still count

Do polls reveal truth about American religion? No, but they still count

The image of U.S. religion created by pollsters too often is inaccurate, shallow and misleading, according to Robert Wuthnow, author of Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation’s Faith.

Views on divorce divide Americans

Views on divorce divide Americans

Pastors believe not all divorces are created equal, but for many Americans, any reason is as good as another, LifeWay Research surveys reveal.

Sports analyst Craig James claims religious discrimination

Sports analyst Craig James claims religious discrimination

College football analyst Craig James filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports, alleging he was fired from a broadcasting position because of his Christian belief that homosexuality is sinful.

Fewer people moving doesn’t necessarily mean more in church

Fewer people moving doesn’t necessarily mean more in church

New research suggests Americans increasingly are choosing to put down roots where they currently live, a finding that raises questions about church health.

Young adults challenging traditional church membership concepts

Young adults challenging traditional church membership concepts

Churches are grappling with Millennials who want their church membership defined in terms of mission and ministry, not names on a roll.

Blanca Callahan helps girls discover the ‘Real True You’

Blanca Callahan helps girls discover the ‘Real True You’

As Blanca Callahan performs concerts around the country, she hopes to encourage young girls with the message they should settle for nothing less than what God has designed for them.

Americans sure of religious freedom but unsure Muslims are welcome

Americans sure of religious freedom, not sure Muslims welcome

Americans believe firmly in religious freedom but think atheists are more welcome than Muslims in the United States, Nashville-based LifeWay Research discovered.

Black churches walk fine line between religious liberty and discrimination

Black churches walk line between religious liberty and discrimination

Although some national black Baptist denominations and the Church of God in Christ oppose same-sex marriage, a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute shows 63 percent of nonwhite Protestants object to religious exemptions in nondiscrimination laws.

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Most Americans believe God and U.S. have special relationship

Most Americans believe God has a special relationship with the United States, and they’re optimistic the best is yet to come.

Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

A new survey finds flag-waving, All-American Fourth of July celebrations are tempered by concerns the nation isn’t the moral leader it once was, Christians face discrimination here at home and some folks aren’t “truly American.”

Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

An almost equal number of Americans believe Islam poses as great a threat to their own nation’s religious liberty as consider it a danger to religious freedom internationally, new research shows.

 
 
 
 
 
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