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New Research: Americans Want to Keep Christ in Christmas

In recent years there has been some significant discussion and controversy over the de-Christianization of Christmas. With shop workers being …

The State of Evangelism

We are in a time when it appears evangelism is on the decline. In my most recent episode of The …

Debunking Megachurch Myths: Especially the One About Sheep-Swapping

So this week inadvertently turned into Megachurch Week on the blog. In the event you missed it, everything started Tuesday …

Cultural and Religious Research Cheat Sheet

For the past week, I’ve blogged quite a bit on statistics and their use. I’ve discussed the misuse of stats, …

New Research: Obedience Not Easy Decision for Believers

Throughout 2012, we have been releasing groundbreaking new research from LifeWay Research’s Transformational Discipleship study. In the study, we were …

Pastors: That Divorce Rate Stat You Quoted Was Probably Wrong

Since I have written quite extensively about the abuse of stats by evangelicals and the media in the past, it …

New Research: Less Than 20% of Churchgoers Read the Bible Daily

Statistically, you can see a recurring pattern: Bible engagement is directly related to spiritual growth. While it may be possible …

How to Use A Lay Research Team

Any pastor — no matter how small his church — can have a research team. No matter what size your …

Five Characteristics of Transformative Small Groups

As culture drifts more and more toward individualism, transformational churches are taking on the responsibility of moving people into authentic …

New Research: Nearly Half of Online Users Use Internet for Religion

Earlier this year, I wrote on 12 positives and 12 precautions of technology and faith. The intersection of faith and …

Banning Religion From the Public Square — or at Least the Public School Building

A few weeks ago, I spoke to a church in New York City that is now vulnerable to eviction from …

Sermon Preparation: Get Help From a Lay Research Team

Any pastor—no matter how small his church—can have a research team. No matter what size your congregation, there are people …

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