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Americans Sure of Religious Freedom but Unsure Muslims are Welcome

Americans believe firmly in religious freedom but think atheists are more welcome than Muslims in the United States, Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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American Evangelicals Stand Behind Israel

Americans evangelicals remain among the strongest supporters of the nation of Israel. Most believe God has plans for that nation, both now and in the future. And many of America’s preachers say Christians need to support Israel. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]
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Americans Optimistic About Nation’s Future; Most Say U.S. Has Special Bond With God

In a nation founded on religious liberty, most Americans believe God has a special relationship with the United States, and they’re optimistic the best is yet to come. …read more From:: LifeWay Research [Read More]

The Exchange Show

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Priscilla Shirer – Author, Bible teacher and now actress

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, Priscilla Shirer, founder of Going Beyond Ministries, talks about prayer and her role in the new film, WAR ROOM. Also, Dr. Thom Rainer discusses the importance of church membership, Jen Wilkin on the Gospel and Women’s Ministry, and bad church signs. …read more From:: The Exchange [Read More]
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Shaunti Feldhahn: The Exchange Podcast #086

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer: Shaunti Feldhahn, researcher and bestselling author, debunks some major myths in her discussion about the state of marriage in America from her book, The Good News About Marriage Lisa Harper, theological scholar and Bible teacher Movie review of Boyhood with Rev. Thomas McKenzie Bad Church Signs… [Read More]
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Darrell Bock

On this episode of The Exchange with Ed Stetzer, Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and at Dallas Theological Seminary. Also, Focus on the Family Vice President of Community Outreach Kelly Rosati, Pastor Derwin Gray, 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…