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Survey: Christians Set the Bar High in the Workplace

Barna Group: Most employed Christians want to do good in their places of work—but not always in a way that stands out.

5 Ways the Online World Is Hurting Us

The latest findings from social scientists about how the internet is affecting us.

Survey: How Long Should Sermons Be?

When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon. A study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found...

States With the Most At-Risk Youth

WalletHub compared the 50 states and D.C. across 14 key indicators of youth risk. See the interactive map.
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What Are the 10 Neediest Cities in America?

WalletHub recently compared a selection of U.S. cities based on 27 key indicators of economic disadvantage

Why Gen Z and the Church Aren’t as Far Apart as You Think

Young people and the church have surprisingly similar goals.

Rules of Incivility

3 Disagreement Traps to Avoid

New Research on Politics in the Pews

More than half of Protestant churchgoers under 50 say they prefer to go to church with people who share their political views.

Study: A Majority of Pastors Oppose Sports Gambling

LifeWay Research: Around 6 in 10 (59 percent) pastors agree it is morally wrong to bet on sports.

The Experience Economy and the Church

The changing behaviors of younger generations have clear implications for the church.