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  • Survey spotlights American views on sin

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- According to a study released today (Aug. 15), two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) say they are sinners. And most people apparently aren't too happy about it -- only 5 percent say they have no desire to mend their ways.

    As America becomes more secular, the idea of sin still rings true, said Scott McConnell, executive director of Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

    "Almost nobody wants to be a sinner," he said. Read More

  • Study: the church, money & embezzlement

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, August 03, 2017 (14 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With churches and other faith groups collecting tens of billions of donations each year, some of the money unfortunately goes missing.

    About 1 in 10 Protestant churches has had someone embezzle funds, according to a survey released today (Aug. 3) of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from LifeWay Research. The group conducted the survey Aug. 22–Sept. 16, 2016.

    That figure isn't surprising, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Most churches rely on volunteers to handle their finances, he said. Read More

  • Their Holy Land travels enrich Bible study leaders

    by Helen Gibson, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (17 days ago)

    The Holy Land travels of Biblical Illustrator magazine staff members enrich Bible study leaders as they teach from curriculum lines published by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • Survey: Good deeds by Christians often go unseen

    by Bob Smietana, posted Friday, July 21, 2017 (27 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many Americans are unaware of various efforts by local Christians or churches to serve their neighbors, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

    In a survey of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research looked at 13 service programs conducted by churches -- from tutoring kids to teaching job skills. They asked Americans if they'd heard of churches or church members being involved in those activities in the past six months.

    Six in 10 say they know churches feed the hungry. Half say they know churches give clothing to the poor. Read More

  • Black church conference: nurture, fellowship & praise

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (29 days ago)

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    RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist African American pastor Ryan Rice, founder and leader of Life Church in New Orleans, is experiencing the first Black Church Leadership and Family Conference of his 30-some years.

    "To see other pastors who look like me ... and have flourished in their families and their ministries -- that's been a huge blessing and an encouragement," Rice told Baptist Press July 18 on the second day of the conference scheduled through July 21 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, N.C. Read More

  • Eugene Peterson's homosexuality views draw Baptists' focus

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Bestselling Christian author Eugene Peterson, known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, reportedly said in an interview with Religion News Service he does not believe homosexuality is sinful and that he would perform a same-sex wedding if asked.

    LifeWay Christian Resources told Baptist Press it will stop selling all works by Peterson if he confirms he holds the views reported by RNS.

    "LifeWay only carries resources in our stores by authors who hold to the biblical ... Read More

  • Attracting unchurched grows small churches, study says

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (one month ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Attracting and keeping people considered unchurched is rated as the top predictor of growth through new professions of faith at small churches, according to a new study encompassing 12 Christian denominations including Southern Baptists.

    "These churches are places of invitation, welcome and involvement for the unchurched," the study's authors said. "So, the unchurched stick around in greater numbers. And they come to Christ and get committed to the church in greater numbers." Read More

  • World Changers: 'We believe in what they do'

    by Helen Gibson, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (one month ago)

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    OWENSBORO, Ky. (BP) -- Holes were starting to form in the front steps of her house. The storage shed in the backyard leaked when it rained. And everything needed a fresh coat of paint.

    But 64-year-old Charlene Meadows, a lifelong resident of Owensboro, Ky., was unable to make these repairs to her home herself. Read More

  • Americans' views on sex, religion studied

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- From cohabitation and same-sex marriage to birth control and bathrooms, Americans can't seem to agree about what is right and wrong regarding sex. Their views are often rooted in faith, according to a study released today (June 27).

    Those disputes can end up in court, in highly divisive and controversial cases. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Read More

  • Church leaders gather ministry tips in Phoenix

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    So what? That's the question Rob Tims says he tries to answer right away when he leads a small group. Tims, a manager in groups ministry, and his colleagues at LifeWay Christian Resources led 18 drop-in training sessions to give practical skills and ideas to church leaders. Read More