LifeWay apologizes for 10 year old offense to Asian Americans

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Ten years ago LifeWay Christian Resources published a Vacation Bible School curriculum they believed would introduce kids to Jesus using an Asian culture theme. But “Far Out Rickshaw Rally – Racing Towards the Son” became a lesson in cross-cultural miscommunication. Critics of the material said it promoted racial stereotypes.

Tuesday (Nov. 6), LifeWay president and CEO Thom S. Rainer apologized for Rickshaw Rally at the Mosaix conference in Long Beach, Calif., a gathering of about 1,000 multiethnic church leaders.

Americans Turn to God, and Generosity after Natural Disasters

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When natural disasters occur, most Americans take increased interest in God and donate to relief agencies – and they trust faith-based agencies more than their secular counterparts. A third also believe prayer can avert natural disasters. Those are among the findings of a LifeWay Research survey conducted days after an historic EF5 tornado […]

Many Churchgoers Not Open about Their Faith

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Click to view slideshow. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While many Christians know Scripture proclamations such as “For I am not ashamed of the gospel . . .” (Rom. 1:16), not all churchgoers are particularly transparent or open about their faith, research reveals. A LifeWay Research survey of Protestant churchgoers identifies “Unashamed” as one of eight attributes […]

Religious Convictions Not Among Most Desired Parental Traits

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Click to view slideshow. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most Americans believe good mothers and fathers must be loving, supportive and protecting, but few see the necessity of parents having a commitment to Christianity or religion, according to a recent survey. LifeWay Research conducted a survey in March to gauge opinions of the expected roles of parents at […]

Research: Church Relationships Are Missing Something

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Click to view slideshow. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Almost three out of every four churchgoers say they have significant relationships with people at church, but less than half are intentionally helping other believers grow in their faith, according to a study by LifeWay Research. The survey of Protestant churchgoers identifies “Building Relationships” as one of eight attributes […]