LifeWay Campus Under Contract

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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

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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.

Research: 1 in 3 Americans Worry About Sharia Law Being Applied in America

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More than a third (37 percent) say they are worried about Sharia law—an Islamic legal and moral code—being applied in America.

One in 4 (27 percent) believe the terrorist group ISIS reflects the true nature of Islam, while 4 in 10 (43 percent) believe Islam can create a peaceful society.

And most Protestant senior pastors (76 percent) say they support military action against ISIS.

Those are among the results of two surveys of 1,000 Americans each, along with a survey of 1,000 senior pastors of Protestant churches, from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

New LifeWay Research finds widespread support for immigration reform among pastors

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The nation’s Protestant senior pastors want the U.S. government to mix justice with mercy when it comes to immigration reform. Most say it’s the government’s job to stop people from entering the country illegally. They also support reform that includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. And they believe Christians should help immigrants, no matter what their legal status. Those are among the findings of a new survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. The survey was conducted prior to the mid-term elections.

Growing Number of Churches Benefit From Background Checks

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By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn.—More than 1-in-5 background checks processed by LifeWay’s program with backgroundchecks.com reveals a serious offense. These numbers are part of the reason a growing number of churches use background checks as a way to better protect those involved in the ministry. After a six-year relationship, the number of churches that say […]

New Research: Mental Illness Remains Taboo Topic for Many Pastors

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One in four Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress.But they’re unlikely to find much help on Sunday mornings. Those are among the findings of a recent study of faith and mental illness by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. This study, co-sponsored by Focus on the Family, was designed to help churches better assist those affected by mental illness.

B&H to publish lost Spurgeon sermons with critical review

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Nashville-based B&H Publishing will release “The Lost Sermons of Charles Spurgeon,” a multi-volume edition of early Spurgeon sermons and sermon outlines.
The collection of over 400 sermons and outlines dates from Spurgeon’s days as a young pastor outside of Cambridge. The son of a minister, Spurgeon came to faith in 1850 during a service at a Primitive Methodist Church. That encounter with God set him on a path to become one of the most prolific preachers in the English language.

Research: Moviegoers Want More Faith-Based Films, Hollywood Delivers

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Moviegoers want more faith-based films. According to a survey of 1,054 Americans from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, half of Americans (56 percent) say they wish there were more movies with Christian values. Bob Smietana, senior writer for LifeWay Christian Resources’ Facts and Trends magazine, wrote: Hollywood’s “year of the Bible movie” continues to drive sales at […]