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Americans Say Colleges Should Still Fund Student Religious Groups That Restrict Leadership By Their Beliefs and Practices

A dispute over who can lead student religious groups has left Americans uneasy, but few want to see groups punished for requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs or practices. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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American Views of Gay Marriage Are Divided by Faith and Friendship

Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to say gay marriage should be legal. Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful. And evangelicals are increasingly at odds with American culture over same-sex relationships. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Americans Believe Church is Good but Dying

Although most Americans believe church is on the decline, the overwhelming majority say they find value in attending. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]

The Exchange Show

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Kevin Palau – This Week on #TheExchange

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, Kevin Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association. Ed and Kevin discuss the history of the Association and their innovative model of working with community leaders. Also, Dr. Fred Luter, Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church training from Ministry Grid, and bad church signs. …read… [Read More]
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Darrin Patrick: The Exchange Podcast #77

Subscribe via iTunes • Subscribe via RSS On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer: Darrin Patrick, Lead Pastor of The Journey and Vice President of Acts 29, discusses church planting challenges in the inner city, leadership and biblical manhood with guest host Eric Geiger Movie review of Fury with Rev. Thomas McKenzie Training… [Read More]
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WAR ROOM – The Kendrick Brothers

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, Alex & Stephen Kendrick, the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous discuss their new film, WAR ROOM. Also, Priscilla Shirer, author, speaker and Bible teacher and actress, WAR ROOM movie trailer and bad church signs. …read more From:: The Exchange [Read More]

Facts & Trends

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Leadership Challenges in Revitalization

by Ed Stetzer I fell in love with church revitalization early in my ministry when I led a church of 35 senior adults during a brief stint teaching at a seminary. The median age of the people was 68. It seemed like there was an oxygen tank or a walker at the end of most…
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A Path to Spiritual Growth

by Ed Stetzer This issue of Facts & Trends has gone back to the basics a bit. It has aimed to help us understand the gospel better, experience more of God’s love, and be more inspired to live out our calling as His redeemed and empowered people, the church. Throughout, we’ve looked at ways spiritual…
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Isn’t It Time We Talked about Mental Health?

by Ed Stetzer With the recent onslaught of high-profile tragedies connected with mental illness, many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, are talking about the challenges of mental illness. It’s an important conversation. But one thing I’ve observed is the difficulty with which Christians address mental health in a responsible and holistic way. Mental illness carries…