Matthew 28 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to as “the Great Commission.” But a new Barna report reveals that a surprising proportion of churchgoing Christians lack familiarity with Jesus’ famous command to “go and make disciples of all nations.”
Evangelist Billy Graham has died at the age of 99 at his home in North Carolina. Widely considered the most significant religious figure of the twentieth century, it’s estimated that Graham preached the gospel—in person—to over 200 million people (more than any preacher in history) in 185 countries and to millions more via television and other media. Over the years, Barna’s polls have included questions about the influence of Billy Graham. In memory of this singular figure in American and Christian life, we’re revisiting some of these statistics, which serve as a testament to the enormous impact of a well-lived life.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. This season, along with other rituals and readings for congregational worship, are part of what is known as Christian liturgy. Though practiced for centuries, these traditions are mostly absent from many contemporary worship expressions today. Just how familiar are practicing Christians with the Church calendar and Christian liturgy?
Barna gets a lot of questions about what we do, as well as how and why we do it. This article goes “behind the scenes” for those curious about the nitty-gritty details of conducting research or about Barna’s role in collecting and interpreting data. Read on as our researchers and editors answer some key questions about where Barna studies start.
As Americans prepare to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day (November 11), new Barna data explores the presence of faith in the military. The study, in partnership with American Bible Society, reveals a military made up of men and women who think positively of Christians, welcome the Bible’s influence and are shaped by their profession.
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