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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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Americans divided on role of church and state in marriage

About half of Americans are ready for separation of church and state when it comes to weddings, according to two new studies from LifeWay Research.

       
If ‘nones’ have no interest in religion, ‘dones’ are tired of it

If ‘nones’ have no interest in religion, ‘dones’ are tired of it

Though the number of people claiming no religious affilation is growing, churches still have some skin in the game.

       
‘Nones’ increasing in number and variety

‘Nones’ increasing in number and variety

American “nones”—people who claim no religious affiliation—come with a variety of stories.

       
Widespread support for immigration reform among pastors, survey shows

Survey: Widespread support for immigration reform among pastors

Protestant senior pastors in the United States want the federal government to mix justice with mercy when it comes to immigration reform.

       
Is Driscoll fall a warning sign for megastar pastors?

Is Mark Driscoll's fall a warning sign for megastar pastors?

Can a megachurch survive the departure of its megastar pastor? For Seattle’s Mars Hill Church, it’s an open question.

       
Online and offline faith go hand in hand

Online and offline faith go hand in hand

Almost half of U.S. adults—46 percent—say they saw someone sharing “something about their faith” on the Internet in the last week.

       
Research shows Americans believe in heaven, hell and a little heresy

Study: Americans believe in heaven, hell, a little heresy

Most Americans believe in heaven, hell and a few old-fashioned heresies. They disagree about mixing religion and politics and about the Bible. And few pay much heed to their pastor’s sermons or see themselves as sinners.

       
Secularism grows as more Americans turn churchless

Secularism grows as more Americans turn churchless

“Churchless” Americans now make up 38 percent of the population, according to a new book by David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group.

       
Most Americans who pray (83 percent) think at least some of their prayers are answered.

Americans pray for 'me and mine' when trouble comes, rarely praise God

Americans pray for their friends, families and sometimes their enemies. They ask for divine help in times of trouble but rarely praise God’s greatness, according to a new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

       
Jack Glasgow

Religiously unaffiliated less likely see seek funerals led by ministers

The “Nones” — Americans with no religious affiliation — are are increasingly turning from traditional funeral services to do-it-yourself and home funerals that often involve digital media.

       
 
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