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7 Things Pastors Wish Their Congregation Knew

Here are a few things Mark Dance, director of LifeWay Pastors, believes pastors would say to their congregations if given the opportunity.

Time, Not Theology, Drives Most Away From Church

New research finds 22% of Americans attend religious services less than they previously did. What can churches do about it?

Pulpit No Place for Political Endorsements, Say Most Americans

Eight in 10 Americans say it is inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in church. Three-quarters say churches should steer clear of endorsements.

9 Surprising Facts About Teens and the Bible

Do teenagers care about God’s word? Probably more than you think, according to new research from the American Bible Society.

Technology

Cellphones at Church: Benefits and Cautions

According to a Pew Research survey, 96 percent of American adults say it’s “generally not OK” to use a cellphone at church or during a worship service. But can there be legitimate uses during a church service?

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On Our Radar

‘Insanity of God’ Film Shows Faith Amid Despair

While serving as missionaries, Nik and Ruth Ripken faced the death of their son and potentially their faith. Their journey, chronicled by Nik in the book “The Insanity of God” is now a film.

Why Nones Want an Investigative Faith, Not an Inherited One: Q&A With Dave Ferguson

Facts & Trends spoke with Dave Ferguson about his book, “Finding Your Way Back to God” and reaching those who want to be spiritual without God.

4 Conferences On Our Radar This Summer

Four conferences we think will benefit you and your church.

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