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.
Our recent report Reviving Evangelism, looks at the faith-sharing experiences and expectations of Christians and non-Christians alike. This infographic points to a stark gap between who non-Christians want to talk to about faith and the Christians they actually know.
Over the years, Barna has been tracking changes in both romantic ideals and relationship status in America. As Valentine's Day is upon us, we mapped the top 10 American cities where practicing Christians are most likely to be married or most likely to be single.
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