Does an “inherited” religious identity contribute to the maturation and flourishing of the individual and their faith in the long run? The recent Barna report Households of Faith, produced in partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries, finds some (at times surprising) links between faith heritage and present faith practice.
Despite the growing indifference toward Christianity, especially among young people, there appears to be a spiritual curiosity among Millennials. Barna’s recent report Reviving Evangelism, shows that Millennials report many more faith conversations or even evangelistic encounters than older non-Christians. For at least some young adults, there appears to be deeper interest in spirituality in general, and in Christianity specifically.
How do pastors and the general public define terms related to religious freedom, and how do they view its fate in the United States? A recent Barna report, Faith Leadership in a Divided Culture, finds that although faith leaders and the general public agree on a definition for religious freedom, they have evolving outlooks regarding its future.
Each year, Barna examines behaviors and beliefs related to the Bible among American adults, a study conducted in partnership with American Bible Society. In the 2019 “State of the Bible” report, we find encouraging boosts in Bible engagement and that, despite continued skepticism, scripture still impacts the daily lives and beliefs of many Americans.
In a new Barna study, 88 percent of U.S. practicing Christians say they are at least somewhat familiar with the parable of the prodigal son—but what about their own experiences of giving and receiving forgiveness? To what extent does an awareness or practice of mercy permeate their lives?
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