Religious Trends in America

May 24, 2017 ...

In this one-hour webinar, Greg Smith, associate director of research at Pew Research Center, addressed broad trends within American religions, including growth of the Nones, religious switching, birth rates among different religions, and more — all with a particular focus on how evangelicalism is doing in the United States. The webinar costs $25 for non-members. …

Reporting on Religion

July 15, 2016 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e11-071516-Banks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:45 — 29.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS Faith and spirituality are a powerful motivation or undercurrent in many stories of our day. Good religion reporting helps us understand these trends and motivations. In this podcast, you’ll hear a veteran and well-respected religion reporter …

Defining Evangelicals in an Election Year

March 2, 2016 ...

Researchers have asked evangelicals what they think about same-sex marriage, science, the death penalty, immigration, and, especially, whom they plan to vote for in the upcoming election. That’s understandable. Americans who identify as white evangelicals remain a powerful voting bloc in the United States — representing 1 out of every 5 voters in recent presidential …

Who are Evangelicals & Where are They Headed?

January 15, 2016 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e5-011516-Stetzer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:13 — 29.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS Everyone wants to know what evangelicals think — particularly in the election season. But who are researchers talking about when they refer to evangelicals? In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Ed Stetzer talks about the challenges and opportunities …

NAE, LifeWay Research Publish Evangelical Beliefs Research Definition

November 19, 2015 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) initiated the development of an evangelical beliefs research definition for accurate and consistent use among researchers more than two years ago. In partnership with LifeWay Research, the definition was crafted, reviewed and tested for validity. “Evangelicals have been misunderstood and categorized incorrectly so often, and much of that is …

Tolerant Christians

September 22, 2015 ...

In today’s America tolerance is reckoned by many to be a high virtue; perhaps the highest virtue. And, some would label Christians as modern examples of intolerance. Although it seems that our critics’ claims of tolerance often don’t extend to those who take the Bible seriously and commit to following Jesus Christ. They forget that …

When Americans Become Christians

August 13, 2015 ...

Evangelicals believe that salvation is made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. Each person is invited to accept God’s forgiveness, which is freely offered to all who believe. The majority of the respondents (63 percent) accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord while they were …

What People Look for in Churches

February 1, 2015 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “The question asks why people choose a church. The answer is that there is no one answer. People choose churches for very different reasons. There are even differences in the most common answers — friendliness, children’s programs and worship music come in wide varieties.” …

Soundtrack of Evangelicalism

December 21, 2014 ...

Every new Christian movement has its soundtrack. The Reformation had the hymns of Luther and Walter as well as the psalms of Marot and Bourgeois. The 18th-century Pietists had Zinzendorf’s songs and, as Pietism spread to the English-speaking world, the hymns of Charles Wesley. The 19th-century revivals had the gospel songs of Sankey and Bliss. …

The Popular English Translation

September 22, 2014 ...

It was at the NAE’s initiative that an exploratory committee was formed in 1957, and joined by the Christian Reformed Church in 1961, to research the possibility of preparing a new translation of the Bible. First published in 1978, the NIV was an entirely original translation produced by a committee of 15 scholars from diverse …