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.
A growing number of Americans believe religious liberty is on the decline and that the nation’s Christians face growing intolerance. They also say American Christians complain too much. Those are among the findings of a new study of views about religious liberty from LifeWay Research.
By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When it comes to finances, the new normal for American churches seems to be “just getting by.” A third of Protestant senior pastors say their church’s giving was under budget in 2015, according to LifeWay Research. One in five saw their finances decline. Overall, about half of pastors say […]