What People Experience in Churches

What People Experience in Churches

Fortunately, Lake Samm gets significantly different results from the ones below, but still interesting research. What People Experience in Churches January 9, 2012 Most Americans have first-hand experiences in churches or parishes. What happens, if anything, in the...

How Should a Church Preach the Word?

Theological Interpretation in Action Consider the well-known story in 1 Samuel 17 in which David faces and defeats Goliath. Let me give two possible approaches to preaching or teaching this text. Neither sees it as simply an account of a border skirmish in ancient...

Feeling like an Exile from your Faith/Church?

Over the last five years, the Barna Group researched the faith journeys of teenagers and young adults. Based on that study, the new book, You Lost Me, describes three ways people get “lost” on the journey of faith: • Prodigals disavow their faith entirely, ripping up...

Six Reasons Young People Leave the Church

In particular, check out how many young people do not find God at church… September 28, 2011 Many parents and church leaders wonder how to most effectively cultivate durable faith in the lives of young people. A five-year project headed by Barna Group president...