Other Feature Stories

Proceed With Care: Handling Pastoral Misconduct

Few know what to do when the pastor goes astray. No one wants to believe a beloved pastor could betray their congregation. One wrong step can haunt a church for years.

4 Ways You Can Help Louisiana Flood Victims

Facts & Trends asked experts for advice on how churches can respond to the recent Louisiana flooding. They gave us four ways for churches to help.

Faith and Football: Most Americans OK With Coach-Led Prayers

A PRRI survey found 73% of Americans believe football coaches at public high schools should be allowed to lead their players in Christian prayers.

New Study Explores Pastors’ Views on LGBT & the Church

A new survey by LifeWay Research found 11 percent of Protestant pastors have been asked to perform a same-sex wedding. Pastors are split are where LGBT individuals can serve in the church.


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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