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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.

       
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.

       
 
 
 
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