Our Moral Decline Concerns Most Americans but What Is Right and Wrong?

Does the increasing moral decline in America concern you? If it does, you are not alone. Most Americans are concerned about our moral decline. That’s the finding of a recent survey conducted by Lifeway Research. According to the findings, 81 percent of Americans agreed with the statement: “I am concerned about declining moral behavior in […]

Survey–Pastors Struggled with Their Vote for the Presidential Election

This past Tuesday, Mr. Donald Trump was elected as our next President. The evangelical community was a major factor in Mr. Trump’s historic victory. To vote for him, Christians admittedly had to look beyond his despicable conduct during his bid for the nomination and during the presidential election campaign. The depth of the challenge to […]

Survey: Many Churches Today Face Budget Challenges

Lifeway Research recently conducted a survey involving 1000 pastors. Fifty-one percent say the economy negatively affected their churches last year. Actually, the 51% is the lowest total since Lifeway began researching this subject. Also, about 3 in 10 (32%) say their church failed to make budget for 2015. That’s better than for 2010 but worse than […]

So How Bad is Your Digital Amnesia?

You are probably wondering what is digital amnesia. This is a term researchers use to refer to the experience of forgetting information that you trust to a digital device to store and to remember for you. If you use a smart phone or some other digital device for storing personal information, you have been infected […]

Study: Americans See the Church as Beneficial but Dying

According to a recent survey from Lifeway Research, most Americans still find value in church attendance. On the other hand, more Americans believe the church is dying than striving. For instance, fifty-five percent believe attendance is declining and 42 percent say the church is dying. By contrast, 36 percent say the church is growing while 38 percent […]

Considerations for Keeping Young Adults in the Church

If the Christian church is to remain vibrant, it do better at keeping young adults in church than it currently does. Based on the current trend, that’s easier said than done. I recently read an article published by the Barna Group entitled, “5 Reasons Millennials Stay Connected to Church.” The article stated that within the […]

Pray for Your Pastor

One of the most effective things you can do as a member of your local church is to faithfully pray for your pastor. Based on surveys done years ago by Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development, Focus on the Family, and Fuller Seminary, and based on several recent articles I have read, as […]