LifeWay Campus Under Contract


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LifeWay Christian Resources has entered into a contract for the sale of their campus in downtown Nashville. Contract terms, including the sale price, have not been disclosed pending closing of the sale in a few months. The contract is with Uptown Nashville, LLC, a consortium of local and national developers formed specifically to […]

New Research: Christian Media Barely Reaching Beyond the Faithful


Christian broadcasters have a devoted following, with about two-thirds of weekly churchgoers and evangelicals saying they tune in to Christian radio and television on a regular basis.

Christian books have a similar use by churchgoers and evangelicals and Christian movies remain popular, with about 4 in 10 Americans having seen one in the last year.

But many Americans ignore Christian media.

Those are among the findings of a new study on the use of Christian media from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. The study, sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), included an online survey of 2,252 Americans and a phone survey of 1,009 Americans.

Most Churchgoers Won’t Skip Church for Football


Most American churchgoers would rather attend church than watch their favorite football team. But a few diehard fans are willing to miss out on worship to watch a game.

About 1 in 7 churchgoers (15 percent) say they’d skip church in order to watch their favorite football team, according to a survey of 994 churchgoers from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Research: Americans Agree U.S. Has Come Far In Race Relations, But Long Way To Go


Race relations in America are better than they used to be. And most Americans see diversity as a good thing.

But there’s still a long way to go, according to two new surveys from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Researchers asked 1,000 Americans and 1,000 Protestant pastors about their views on race relations. They found many Americans have mixed feelings about the state of racial diversity in the United States.

New Research: Christmas Goes Better with a Trip to Church


  By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Christmas is a time for family, faith and a little bit of controversy. This year, it’s a set of atheist billboards featuring a fictional letter from a little girl who has lost her religion and says she’s too old for fairy tales. “Dear Santa,” the billboard reads, “All I […]

Almost a quarter of American families have turned to church food pantries for help


By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the holidays approach, food pantries across the country will collect donations to help those in need. Chances are some of the folks who donate also know what it’s like to go to bed hungry. Nearly one in four Americans (22 percent) say their family has turned to a […]

New Research: Americans believe in heaven, hell, and a little bit of heresy


Most Americans believe in heaven, hell, and a few old-fashioned heresies.

Americans disagree about mixing religion and politics and about the Bible. And few pay much heed to their pastor’s sermons or see themselves as sinners.

Those are among the findings of a new study of American views about Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. The online survey of 3,000 Americans was commissioned by Orlando-based Ligonier Ministries.