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.
Ireland is globally recognized for its long history of Christianity, but religious identity in the republic is rapidly changing, particularly among young people. A new Barna report conducted in partnership with Christ in Youth examines the faith, worries and perceptions of Christianity among youth in the Republic of Ireland. Here are 10 key findings from the report.
22% of practicing Christians prefer contemporary forms of worship, while 17% prefer a more liturgical style. https://t.co/wRUhF1Jz2J
Those who have a strong familiarity with Christian liturgy are concentrated in specific ethnic and denominational s… https://t.co/SSrk369fik