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The Future of Teaching the Great Commission: A Q&A

A major finding from our Translating the Great Commission report is that more than half of U.S. churchgoers have not heard of the Great Commission. In this article, experts and practitioners weigh in this surprising statistic and share how the dynamics of spreading the gospel and making disciples are playing out in their respective contexts.

More Than Half of Pastors Had Another Career Before Ministry

When it comes to vocation, pastors often talk about the “call to ministry.” But what does that process actually look like, and how satisfied are pastors in their decision to pursue ministry?

Technology & Christmas: Tips for Monitoring Devices

When families come together for Christmas, they bring their values and routines with them as well. Increasingly those are shaped by a relationship to technology. Drawing from Andy Crouch’s recent book, The Tech-Wise Family (a 2018 Christianity Today Book Award recipient), we've compiled some key statistics and helpful tips to make yours a tech-wise home for the holidays.

What Motivates Christians to Give?

While many Americans rush for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and gear up for Christmas shopping, #GivingTuesday is a chance to pause and consider donating money to organizations and charities. Over the years, Barna research has revealed much about the giving habits and motivations of U.S. adults, particularly churchgoers and Christians.

Around the Thanksgiving Table: The Data Behind Those Tense Conversations

Getting together over the holidays can be almost notoriously fraught. Over the years, Barna’s research has covered some of the delicate or even difficult dynamics that might exist across generations or simply across the dinner table.

Experts Weigh in on the State of Sacred Dialogue

Barna conducted a major study to examine faith-sharing and evangelism in today’s climate. In addition, Barna sought out the insight of experts to shed light on the state of sacred dialogue today. In this article, four authors and ministers weigh in on some of the key obstacles and opportunities of modern spiritual conversations, from avoiding disagreement online to encouraging vulnerability in the home.

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