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Churches promote ministries that unite generations

Churches promote ministries that unite generations

Some youth ministry experts say the damage to a congregation can be palpable when youth spend most—or all—of their church time segregated from the rest of the congregation.

       
More Americans reject religion, but believers firm in faith, Pew study shows

More Americans reject religion, but believers firm in faith, Pew study shows

Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who say they belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they were in the past—and in certain respects, even more so.

       
Threat of divorce hard to spot among churchgoing couples, survey shows

Threat of divorce hard to spot among churchgoing couples, survey shows

Before a divorce, churchgoers in troubled marriages look a lot like their happily married counterparts at church—participating, serving and leading at similar rates. After a divorce, the differences can be stark.

       
One-third of Americans avoid Halloween or its pagan elements

One-third of Americans avoid Halloween or its pagan elements

When it comes to Halloween, most Americans don’t have a problem celebrating the spooky holiday. Even so, one-third avoid Halloween or its pagan elements.

       
Protestant pastors polarized on Islam

Protestant pastors polarized on Islam

Protestant pastors increasingly are polarized about Islam, with a growing share labeling the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority calls it spiritually good.

       
Do science and religion conflict? It’s all in how you ‘see’ it

Do science and religion conflict? It’s all in how you ‘see’ it

Most Americans see a conflict between the findings of science and the teachings of religion. But “see” is the operative word in a new Pew Research Center report issued Oct. 22.  From RNS

       
Evangelical group softens death penalty stance

Evangelical group softens death penalty stance

The National Association of Evangelicals, the largest coalition of U.S. evangelicals, stepped away from the pro-death penalty stance it embraced the past 40 years.

       
Nonreligious Americans see evidence of creator

Nonreligious Americans see evidence of creator

Life didn’t just happen, most Americans say—and a surprising number of nonreligious people agree.

       
Protestant pastors support animal welfare but rarely preach about it

Protestant pastors support animal welfare but rarely preach about it

Protestant pastors overwhelmingly agree humanity has a God-given duty to care for animals. They just don’t mention it much from the pulpit.

       
Many young adults shun cellphone use in church—even to read Scripture

Many young adults shun cellphone use in church—even to read Scripture

Young adults—known for using cellphones in just about every public setting imaginable—frown on the practice during worship services, a recent survey revealed.

       
Oklahoma judge orders removal of Ten Commandments monument

Oklahoma judge orders Ten Commandments monument removed

An Oklahoma judge gave the state 30 days to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds in response to a lawsuit filed by a Baptist minister.

       
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.

       
 
 
 
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