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Faith that motivates aid groups can be a hurdle

Faith that motivates aid groups can be a hurdle

Leaders of Christian and Jewish international aid groups say their efforts often are met with twin suspicions: Their real purpose is to proselytize, and a religious message is tied to material aid.

Florist still professes Christian love for gay man who sued her

Florist still professes Christian love for gay man who sued her

A Southern Baptist florist does not regret her nine-year friendship with a man who won a lawsuit against her after she refused to design floral arrangements for his gay wedding.

Experts suggest why some Christians like church shopping

Experts suggest why some Christians like church shopping

Several studies show that sometime in their life, at least 40 percent of religiously oriented people will switch church denominations or faith traditions.

Christian media reaches the faithful, not the masses

Christian media reaches the faithful, not the masses

Christian media has a huge base among the faithful, but many Americans ignore it, according to a LifeWay Research study.

College freshmen distance themselves from religion

Survey: College freshmen distance themselves from religion

This year’s college freshmen are less concerned with their religious identity and more concerned about their job prospects, a recent survey reveals.

Science vs. religion? There’s actually more of a three-way split

Science vs. religion? There’s actually more of a three-way split

Meet the Post-Seculars—the 21 percent of Americans who seem to have gone unnoticed before in endless rounds of debates pitting science vs. religion.

Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

A series of Lilly Foundation grants and several large-scale evangelistic events demonstrate the continued importance and effectiveness of preaching. But being relevant without catering to the culture is a challenge.

Christian writer Margaret Feinberg shares breast cancer struggles

Christian writer Margaret Feinberg shares breast cancer struggles

When popular Christian author Margaret Feinberg received a diagnosis of breast cancer, she found that deep joy almost always is accessible, even if it looks different than we expect.

Most churchgoers say they won’t skip worship for football

Most churchgoers say they won’t skip worship for football

Most American churchgoers say they would rather attend worship services than watch their favorite football team. But a few diehard fans acknowledge they are willing to miss out on church to watch a game.

Top stories of 2014 from Baptist News Global

Top stories of 2014 from Baptist News Global

Baptist reaction to the advance of gay marriage, racial justice, Obamacare and Ebola were among issues covered frequently in 2014 by Baptist News Global.

Faith and values in 2014: 10 telling numbers

Faith and values in 2014: 10 telling numbers

Ten telling numbers about the myriad, quirky ways we lived out our faith and values in 2014.

2014 in review: An unsettling year, with religion in a starring role

2014 in review: An unsettling year, with religion in a starring role

Religion had a major role in many of the biggest news stories that played out on the world stage in 2014.

Race relations better, but still a long way to go, most Americans say

Race relations better, but still a long way to go, most Americans say

Americans view racial diversity positively, and they believe relations in the United States are better than they used to be, but there’s still a long way to go, according to two new surveys from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Will Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ disappoint Christians?

Will Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ disappoint Christians?

Critics say the film Unbroken, which opens in theaters Christmas Day, waters down the Christianity that was central to Louis Zamperini’s life.

Worship’s revival could be key to revitalized churches

Worship’s revival could be key to revitalized churches

Those turned off by Christianity may be attracted to congregations that are more intentional about worship.

 
 
 
 
 
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