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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.

       
Mental illness remains taboo topic for many pastors, LifeWay Research shows

Mental illness remains taboo topic for many pastors, study shows

Two-thirds of Protestant senior pastors—66 percent—seldom speak to their congregations about mental illness, a recent study of faith and mental illness by Nashville-based LifeWay Research revealed.

       
Downbeat forecast for church choirs

Downbeat forecast for church choirs

Choirs stand strong in black Protestant congregations, where 90 percent of regular worshippers say there’s a choir at the main service. The same is true for 76 percent of Catholic worshippers. But among white conservative evangelicals, only 40 percent of worshippers say they hear a choir at services, down from 63 percent 14 years ago.

       
Big churches, big bucks: Southern senior pastors take top salaries

Big churches, big bucks: Southern senior pastors take top salaries

Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds.

       
Hispanic Christians launch initiative to bolster minority student achievement

Hispanic Christians launch initiative to boost student achievement

With minority students making up a majority of public school enrollments, a national group of Hispanic evangelicals is calling for strong ties between churches and schools to encourage better academic results.

       
Churches need to rethink service options for aging boomers

Churches need to rethink service options for retiring baby boomers

Many churches rely on retirees as volunteers to keep some programs and activities vital and growing. But what happens when they no longer show up?

       
Faith Digest: Turbans no substitute for helmets, Ontario official insists

Faith Digest: Turbans no substitute for helmets, Ontario official insists

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne informed Sikhs in her province they are not exempted from motorcycle helmet laws.

       
 
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