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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]
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Pastors Favor Patriotism for July Fourth Services

By Carol Pipes Americans who attend a Protestant worship service the week of July Fourth are likely to get a good dose of God and country. Six in 10 Protestant pastors (61 percent) say it’s important for July Fourth worship services to incorporate patriotic elements to celebrate America, according to a survey by Nashville-based LifeWay… [Read More]
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Research: Unchurched Will Talk About Faith, Not Interested in Going to Church

By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Americans who don’t go to church are happy to talk about religion and often think about the meaning of life. They’re open to taking part in community service events hosted at a church or going to a church concert. But only about a third say they’d go to a… [Read More]

The Exchange Show

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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]
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Museum of the Bible–Cary Summers

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