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5 statistics that prove Christians defy stereotypes

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Let’s begin with a caveat about these statistics. Nothing in the following paragraphs indicates that every church is healthy or that there aren’t issues for self-reflection and repentance. Far from it. Churches ...

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Vaccination increases Covid risk according to study published in New England Journal of Medicine

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Individuals who received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been linked with negative protection against the disease, scientists say in a study analyzing the Omicron wave in Qatar. The research also ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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New research questions benefits of public preschool

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The Biden Administration’s proposed universal preschool plan may be stalled, but states and cities are pushing ahead with taxpayer-funded preschool programs of their own. Last week, Colorado became the latest state to pass ...

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Social media loses popularity among younger generations

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As concerns about the negative impact of social media on young people continue, the popularity of the apps is waning. Those born in the late 1990s and early 200s are turning their ...

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Good Bible engagement makes good neighbors

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People who are rooted in Scripture tend to make better neighbors. That’s the assessment of a study released by the American Bible Society. The State of the Bible USA 2021 report “Good ...

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Christian college enrollment steady despite challenges of pandemic

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Although many public colleges struggle to maintain enrollment during the pandemic, Christian colleges are fairing much better with undergraduate admission numbers. Many Christian higher education institutions have seen record increases in enrollment ...

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10 more minutes of exercise could extend your life

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A new study finds that if Americans were active just 10 more minutes per day, it could save lives. The estimated number of saved lives is 110,000 if those between 40 and ...

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Good news: Study finds deaths from Omicron are 91% less than Delta

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A new study provides some good news in the pandemic. Omicron has a 91% lower chance of causing death than the Delta variant of COVID-19 with few deaths worldwide. The study, which ...

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Liver transplant waiting lists fueled by alcohol, obesity

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Alcohol consumption and being overweight is contributing to a record number of Americans needing liver transplants. The rise is being seen most acutely by those over 65 whose numbers now mirror those ...

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Harvard finds homeschooled kids turn out happy, well-adjusted, and engaged

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Researchers at Harvard University just released findings from their new study showing positive outcomes for homeschooled students. Writing in The Wall Street Journal last week, Brendan Case and Ying Chen of the Harvard Human Flourishing ...

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Online church likely is here to stay, researchers find

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Because of COVID-19, more than three in four evangelical Protestants in the United States have experienced watching church online instead of in person. More important is that going forward, the majority who ...

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Study: teachers at no greater risk of Covid hospitalization

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An exhaustive study out of Britain finds teachers are not at greater risk of hospitalization as a result of COVID-19 infection than the rest of the population. The study comes as the ...

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Missouri AG files suit to reverse school mask mandates

For many area students, face masks are as much a part of back-to-school supplies as backpacks and notebooks. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, however, has filed a class-action lawsuit in an effort ...

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Americans now lonelier than ever as number of friends declines

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The United States is becoming a lonely place according to a new study on friends. Americans now report they have the fewest close friends since the early 1990s. While most demographics are ...

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ANALYSIS: Police reform and no-knock warrants

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A survey finds 60 percent of Americans believe no-knock warrants are dangerous. Here’s what you should know about the issue. It has been one of the most dramatic seasons in the history ...

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Here’s how much Bible reading went up during 2020 pandemic

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One bright spot of the pandemic is that millions of Americans have been turning to the Bible for comfort and direction. The number of Americans who opened the Bible at least once ...

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Study: Christianity grows fastest without governmental support

As governmental support for Christianity increases, the number of Christians declines significantly, according to a new study. The research was published this month in the journal Sociology of Religion. This relationship holds even when accounting ...

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Consumers, ratings and politics: research finds connection

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Customers give higher ratings and tips to politically conservative Airbnb hosts, Uber drivers and waiters than to ones with more liberal leanings, according to new peer-reviewed research I co-authored. That’s despite evidence ...

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Almost 80% of people seriously affected by Covid were overweight

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The CDC has released startling data showing the vast majority of people who have been hospitalized, placed on a ventilator, or died from COVID were obese or overweight. The new study shows that nearly ...

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Loneliness increasing among all age groups, Harvard study finds

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Churches and ministries may need to pay careful attention to people experiencing loneliness brought on by lockdowns and social distancing. More than three in 10 Americans feel “serious loneliness,” according to a ...

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Study shows preborn react to pain in facial expressions

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Do preborn babies feel pain? A new study has proven that unborn babies receiving an anesthetic injection exhibit changes in facial expression similar to newborn babies experiencing pain. The case involved a ...

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DOJ: It was Facebook, not Parler, that fueled capitol riot

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The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have released new data contradicting media narratives that social media app Parler was the cause of the Capitol riot. Parler, the main competitor to ...

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Study: 90 percent of U.S. universities restrict speech

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Nearly nine in 10 American universities restrict free speech in some form, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE’s) 2021 Spotlight on Speech Codes. The organization looked at the free ...

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Half of households with children concerned about food security for the next month

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The new year would be a good time for churches and individuals to step up to help feed the hungry. Less than half of households with kids in the United State are ...

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