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Fairness builds base for witness in business

A "theology of negotiation" treats people fairly, upholds Christian principles—and still is good business, veteran hotel developer/owner Jack vanHartesvelt insists.

       
The Bible among 10 “most challenged” books of 2015

The Bible among 10 “most challenged” books of 2015

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Bible made the list of the American Library Association’s 10 most frequently challenged books last year.

       
Highly religious people happier than others

Highly religious people happier than others

Three in 10 Americans claim they are pretty satisfied with life, happy, healthy and moral. They’re the “highly religious” 30 percent of U.S. adults who say they pray daily and attend church at least once a week.

       
International study reveals gender gap in religion

International study reveals gender gap in religion

Among Christians, women are more religious than men by several standard measures of what it means to be a religious person, a new Pew Research Center international reveals.

       
Many churches continue to face budget challenges

Many churches continue to face budget challenges

When it comes to finances, “just getting by” seems to be the new normal for American churches.

       
Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?

Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?

An old gospel hymn says God’s eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos? A LifeWay Research poll found most Americans skeptical about divine intervention on the football field.

       
NFL violence and high school prayers OK with most fans

NFL violence and high school prayers OK with most fans

For all the headlines about football violence, concussions and player injuries, watching football is not a “guilty pleasure” for many Americans. It’s just a pleasure, a new survey finds.

       
Study: fewer young people see marriage, procreation prerequisites for sex

Study: fewer young people see marriage, procreation prerequisites for sex

A new Barna study shows that Gen-Xers and Millennials — including those who identify as Christian — are much less likely than older Americans to see marriage and procreation as a necessary condition for sex.  From BNG

       
Hard to lay odds on how Americans view sports betting

Hard to lay odds on how Americans view sports betting

Most Americans believe wagering on sports isn’t morally wrong, but nearly half think it should be illegal anyway.

       
Former pastors says lack of support led them to leave

Former pastors say lack of support led them to leave pastorate

Nearly half of surveyed pastors who left the pastorate before retirement age say their church's search committee did not accurately describe the congregation before their arrival. And about half say seminary didn't prepare them for the "people side" of pastoral ministry.

       

Marketed faith fuels Millennials’ distrust of church

American churches already struggling with ways to attract young people got more bad news: Millennials don’t like them very much. Worse yet, their esteem of religious organizations is dropping right along with that of the news media, a Pew Research Center survey says. From BNG

       

Survey: Churches increasingly unwilling to adapt

Research shows that while many churches have found success by embracing change, many more view adaptation much more skeptically. From BNG

       
There's no place like church for the holidays

There’s no place like church for the holidays—if invited

Christmas is a great time to invite someone to church, a recent study by LifeWay Research reveals.

       
Small churches err in copying

Small congregations err in copying megachurch style, experts say

Congregational health experts say smaller churches should tread carefully in copying the styles of worship and ministry that contribute to megachurch growth.

       
New churches draw people

New churches draw people who previously didn’t attend

America is launching new Protestant churches faster than it loses old ones, attracting many people who previously didn’t attend anywhere, new LifeWay Research studies show.

       
 
 
 
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