By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Most Protestant pastors go to jail, at least for a visit, and want to help prisoners and their families. But their churches often lack the training or finances to run an effective prison ministry. Those are among the findings of a new phone survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from Nashville-based […]
Half of Protestant pastors say their colleagues should step down from the pulpit for a time if they are accused of misconduct. Most say such accusations should be kept in confidence until proven. And few think pastors who commit adultery should be permanently banned from ministry. Those are among the findings of a new telephone survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
Most Protestant pastors believe Jesus will return in the future, but few agree about the details of the apocalypse, according to a new survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, sponsored by Charisma House Book Group.
Self-identified Christians in 30 states—from Alabama to Wyoming—say it’s a sin to lend money to someone who can’t afford to pay it back. Most want the government to protect consumers from loans with excessive interest. Still, 1 in 6 Christians has taken out a high-interest payday loan, while few of their fellow believers know how such loans work or look to the Bible for guidance about fair lending.
LifeWay Christian Resources celebrated its 125 anniversary, then held a groundbreaking ceremony and prayer service on property in downtown Nashville, Tennessee where it intends to build a new headquarters.