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51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission

Matthew 28 is the most well-known biblical record of what is commonly referred to as “the Great Commission.” But a new Barna report reveals that a surprising proportion of churchgoing Christians lack familiarity with Jesus’ famous command to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

Americans Feel Good About Counseling

Millions of Americans face mental illness each year. Yet the stigma surrounding mental health and therapy persists, despite the fact that Americans—especially Christians—who see a counselor have overwhelmingly positive experiences with the practice. In a new study, Barna looks at how Americans feel about and engage with counseling.

How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

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?

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

Meet Generation Z: The first truly “post-Christian” generation. Barna conducted a major study to examine the culture, beliefs and motivations shaping young people in the U.S. and found that the percentage of 13- to 18-year-olds who identify as atheist is double that of the general population. In this release from the new report, we take a look at Gen Z’s views on faith, truth and the church.

Tips for a Tech-Wise Christmas

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 (recently named a recipient of a 2018 CT Book Award), we've compiled some key statistics and helpful tips to make yours a tech-wise home for the holidays.

The Behaviors Americans Count as Sexual Harassment

Recent allegations of sexual harassment against high-profile figures have sparked the #metoo movement and prompted victims to come forward in unprecedented numbers and public fashion. A new Barna study asks American adults about their views and experiences of sexual harassment.

Barna: This Week

Though Boomers and Elders are hesitant to participate in some popular self-care practices, they enjoy spiritual rea… https://t.co/iVzUz7Ja9R

@barnagroup • April 20, 2018

Contemporary Perspectives on a Biblical Mandate

Forms of self-improvement that usually require some kind of financial investment—like retreats or yoga practices—ar… https://t.co/QxGZ3aCjXR

@barnagroup • April 20, 2018

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