Aaron Earls

Aaron Earls is senior writer at LifeWay Christian Resources.

Could the Rise of the Nones Be Over?

Some research organizations have seen a leveling off of the growth in religiously unaffiliated Americans.

U.S. Christians Support Solution to Conflict that Benefits Israel and Palestinians

Most American Christians (88%) say Israelis have the right to determine their own statehood and government. Around 3 in 4 (76%) say the same about the Palestinians’ governance.

New Normal Settles for Churches Post-Pandemic

Most small churches (58%) are near or above their pre-pandemic worship service attendance levels.

Growing Southern Baptist Churches More Likely in Northeast

Membership in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont churches together grew by 1% from 2017 to 2022. Every other area saw a numerical decline for Southern Baptist churches.

AI-Powered Preaching: How Much Should Silicon Valley Impact Sermon Prep?

Pastors and church leaders should be aware of its potential uses within their churches while remaining diligent toward the ways in which AI can undermine the message being communicated and change us without us even being aware.

Security and Your Church

Compared to three years ago, pastors say they’re more likely to be relying on armed churchgoers and less likely to have a no firearms policy for their building.

Fear Prevalent in Pews, According to Protestant Pastors

Those leading the smallest churches, with fewer than 50 in attendance at weekend worship services, are among the most likely to say their congregations have a growing fear about the future of the country and world (72%).

More Churchgoers Hear Encouragement to Adopt, Provide Foster Care

More than 1 in 10 churchgoers say someone in their congregation has provided foster care (16%), adopted a child from the U.S. (13%) or adopted a child from another country (11%) within the last year.