Recent LifeWay Research found few Canadian churchgoers invest time reading or studying the Scriptures.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Click to view slideshow. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While many churches are acting “green,” the majority of pastors disagree global warming is real and man made. The percentage of skeptics has dropped since 2010, but the percentage is still higher than in 2008, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The October 2012 survey of Protestant pastors’ […]
Click to view slideshow. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Professing Christians progressing toward spiritual maturity will have a firmer grasp on important doctrinal positions, according to findings from LifeWay Research. However, plenty of churchgoers still struggle with basic truths about God, the Bible and salvation. The LifeWay Research study on “Doctrinal Positions” shows that while 81 percent […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Attending church on Easter Sunday is not a cut-and-dry decision for everyone – even for self-identified Christians. While similar numbers of Americans plan on attending (41 percent) as are not planning to attend (39 percent) an Easter worship service, 20 percent say they are undecided. This large group without Easter worship plans was […]