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Christians at Work, Part 1: Erasing the Sacred / Secular Divide

Though Christian workers more often associate religious and pastoral roles with being a “calling” or serving the common good, it may not matter to most Christians whether they or someone else works in a “sacred” or “secular” space. In a new study, Barna asked whether it was better for a Christian to become a pastor or missionary, or to represent his or her faith well at work.

The Relationship Between Volunteering and Giving

According to a Barna report, Christians consider volunteering one of the most generous acts possible. But how does it compare to financial giving? Is there any correlation between the two? This release explores the views of pastors and parishioners on various forms of giving.

Why People Are Reluctant to Discuss Faith

Spiritual conversations are harder in an increasingly secular age dominated by technology. This infographic outlines common reasons why Americans are reluctant to engage in spiritual conversations—from avoidance to ambivalence and everything in between.

The Well-Traveled Church: Two-Thirds Have Gone Abroad

Just how expansive is the world of an American churchgoer? During this busy travel season, this free research sample looks at the international experiences of churchgoing Christians and how these journeys relate to their perspectives of other cultures and their own country.

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

Parents and youth pastors hope to impart a lasting faith to the next generation. In this excerpt from Barna’s Gen Z study, conducted in partnership with Impact 360 Institute, we look at the discipleship interactions that today’s skeptical teens have in the context of two key relationships.

State of the Bible 2018: Seven Top Findings

Barna conducted its annual State of the Bible survey to examine behaviors and beliefs about the Bible among U.S. adults. The results show that despite the shifting cultural trends, Americans still read the Word and it remains a powerful, transformative tool in their life.

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