A recent national survey by Barna reveals how America’s five dominant faith segments think— and, importantly, how they differ in meaningful ways when it comes to their views on some of the most contentious political and spiritual issues of the day.
Easter is upon us, and with all the iconography of chocolate eggs and marshmallow bunnies, it's easy to forget that the single most significant Christian holiday is about more than an egg hunt. Has the desacralization of Easter extended to its central figure? To answer that question, we took a closer look at how U.S. adults see and relate to Jesus in a new infographic.
“I’m spiritual but not religious.” You’ve heard it—maybe even said it—before. But what does it actually mean? In this second part of a two-part series on faith outside the church, Barna takes a close look at the segment of the American population who are “spiritual but not religious.” Who are they? What do they believe? How do they live out their spirituality daily?
We live in a rapidly secularizing American culture. But even though fewer are going to church, many still believe in God and practice faith outside its walls. In this first of a two-part exploration of faith and spirituality outside the church, we look at those who “love Jesus but not the church.”
The definitions, goals and metrics of church growth have evolved in the centuries since Acts. In partnership with Cornerstone Knowledge Network, Barna undertook research to learn more about the current culture and methods of planting and growing congregations. Here are the top ten lessons from pastors and church leaders who have taken the plunge to expand their ministry.
Not everyone seems to agree on what, exactly, it means to be generous. Read more: https://t.co/OHIPIrvkiK
"Generational differences on generosity have the potential to alienate Christians from each other. But it doesn't have to be that way." http://bit.ly/2riOq9l
David Kinnaman discusses Barna research on pastors with the Catalyst Podcast: https://t.co/cce9tKZZDG (starts at min 27)
"Where once family members could put a stop to an argument with a cry of ‘no religion or politics at the table!’ the digital world does everything to encourage such debates."