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Research: Few Pastors Asked to Perform Same-Sex Weddings, Less Than Half Allow LGBT to Serve in Church

By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 100,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages nationwide last year. But for preachers, being asked to do a same-sex wedding remains rare. A new survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research found 11 percent of Protestant senior pastors have been asked to… [Read More]
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Americans Prefer to Talk About Politics Rather Than God

By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Politics trumps God for most Americans when it comes to conversations with their friends. Six in 10 Americans are more comfortable talking about politics than their spiritual beliefs. And most say they aren’t interested in having more spiritual conversations. By contrast, evangelical Christians prefer talking about God over politics by a… [Read More]
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Changing Genders Isn’t Morally Wrong, Americans Say

By Lisa Cannon Green NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Most Americans see nothing morally wrong with gender change, LifeWay Research finds. Six in 10 Americans don’t think it’s wrong for people to identify with a gender different from their birth sex, according to the Nashville-based research organization. And more than half don’t think it’s wrong to switch genders by… [Read More]

The Exchange Show

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The State of Evangelism–The Exchange Podcast #138

On this podcast of The Exchange, Dr. John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, a ministry that has trained millions of Christians around the world to share Christ, discusses the state of evangelism, research on evangelism trends, as well as myths and methods of evangelism. Also, Derwin Gray teaches on transformational churches and Clint Arnold… [Read More]
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State of Evangelism with John Sorenson

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, Dr. John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, discusses the state of evangelism, research on evangelism trends, as well as myths and methods of evangelism. Also Pastor Derwin Gray teaches on what sets apart transformational churches, Clint Arnold shares 3 leadership tips from the Apostle Paul,… [Read More]
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Museum of the Bible–The Exchange Podcast #137

On this podcast of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, Cary Summers, President of the Museum of the Bible, spoke with Ed about the 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum currently under construction in Washington, D.C. In 2017. Also on the program Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile talks to us about what it means to be a disciplined disciple, and Dr…. [Read More]

Facts & Trends

Disciple-making: Taking the Assembly Line Out of Discipleship

By Ed Stetzer What if we misunderstand the primary function of being a Christian? Jesus told us to make disciples. But is that what we’re actually doing in our churches? When people talk about becoming Christians, growing as Christians, and sharing how others become Christians, it sounds as if there is a series of steps….

Can Small Be Healthy?

By Ed Stetzer Many American Christians have this idea that if a church is big, it must be better, but that’s not necessarily the case. Our obsession with “bigness” can be a reflection of American values, instead of biblical ones. While we often pull our cultural values into our measuring grid for success, size is…

The Immigration Crisis and the Great Commission

By Ed Stetzer Nothing describes the current global immigration situation better than the word “crisis.” More people are migrating today than at any other time in history. In many cases, this is not migration for new opportunities but is driven by warfare or deep poverty. It would be difficult to exaggerate the severity of this…