Modern day romance is a fluid beast, and the expectations and demands of a rapidly changing culture have transformed the landscape of love. To examine those shifts, this article takes a peek at the changing dynamics of marriage and singleness, the trends toward premarital cohabitation, the impact of online dating and the possibilities of finding love at work.
The definitions, goals and metrics of church growth have evolved in the centuries since Acts. In partnership with Cornerstone Knowledge Network, Barna undertook research to learn more about the current culture and methods of planting and growing congregations. Here are the top ten lessons from pastors and church leaders who have taken the plunge to expand their ministry.
Attend or stream this free event on January 26 to learn new data from a groundbreaking study of pastors conducted in partnership with Pepperdine University. Barna experts and guest speakers will leave you with best practices for resilient leadership in a changing culture.
Millions of Americans made new year’s resolutions in the first week of January, vowing to make big lifestyle changes in 2017. For those resolving to read the Bible more, what level of commitment do they show? In a recent study, Barna looks at the Bible reading desires and motivations of American adults.
MLK Jr once said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning." Finding racial unity in church is a complex task requiring a deep recognition of racial differences in how Christians understand and practice their faith. A new study examines the divergent ways black and white Christians approach discipleship.
2016 was a year for the history books, and throughout all of it Barna has been tracking the top trends and attempting to make sense of American public opinion. To celebrate the end of 2016 we’ve compiled our top 10 most-read articles of the year from our website.
53% of Americans say that significant obstacles still make it harder for women in the workplace than men… https://t.co/SJgIF2pvwD
The average age of pastors today? 54 years old. Read more on the “graying” of American clergy.
“Teenagers are more than problems to solve" https://t.co/hSBlQIbxCp
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