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?
Spring's arrival is making it easier for households to spend more time outdoors and be active together. And interestingly, a new Barna study of practicing Christians and their living arrangements finds a consistent connection between households that prioritize quality time and households that prioritize faith formation.
This Easter season, churches will ramp up their holiday services as an opportunity for outreach or evangelism, and churchgoers will invite their friends along. But Barna’s recent report Reviving Evangelism, produced in partnership with Alpha USA, shows that the ways lapsed and non-Christians would like to explore their faith, don't always align with the common faith-sharing approaches taken by Christians.
How do our core relationships engage us in a thoughtful, transformative faith—the kind that holds up to and is passed down over time? This was one of the guiding questions of Barna’s new Households of Faith report, based on an extensive study of practicing Christians and their living arrangements and routines.
Boomers have less of a sense that they are “made for” their present work (39%) and they feel less urgency to deepen… https://t.co/Ax5Ya2O2qW
With The Mercy Journey, church leaders and their congregations will be challenged to pursue more thoughtful convers… https://t.co/vC1kfFn6RQ