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Single Practicing Christians Tend to Be in Big Cities

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.

Almost Half of Practicing Christian Millennials Say Evangelism Is Wrong

A new Barna report, Reviving Evangelism, looks at the faith-sharing experiences and expectations of Christians and non-Christians alike. Among the major findings in this report is the revelation that Christian Millennials feel conflicted about evangelism—and, in fact, almost half believe it is wrong to share their faith.

Pastors Face Communication Challenges in a Divided Culture

A brand new Barna report, Faith Leadership in a Divided Culture, finds that in the Christian church, leaders believe discipling Christians around social issues is a critical part of their pastoral responsibility. However, when it comes to some issues in particular, pastors feel a level of sensitivity and pressure in how they approach controversial topics from the pulpit.

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.

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