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People moving from Kansas while Missouri remains steady

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More people are moving out of Kansas than all but five other states, while roughly equal numbers of people are moving to or from Missouri. United Van Lines released its Annual National Migration ...

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Pastors now more skittish to preach on race

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Pastors seem more reluctant to address issues of race in their congregations today than four years ago. According to a LifeWay Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon ...

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Christian persecution up as governments, extremists leverage Covid restrictions

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Violence, discrimination and oppression surged against the world’s Christians in 2020 according to research by Open Doors USA. Their latest report on persecution lists underlying reasons including the Covid restrictions, more and ...

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Christian leaders agree lawsuits between believers should be avoided

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Although 82 percent of evangelical leaders said that 1 Corinthians 6:1–8 does not forbid all civil lawsuits between Christians, they also indicated that lawsuits should not be the typical way a Christian ...

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Government restrictions on religious freedom reach highest level since 2007, study finds

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Government restrictions on religious freedom in 2018 were at the highest level they have been since 2007, according to a study by Pew Research. “We look at this religious freedom foundational right ...

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Survey: 66% of all nursing homes at risk of closing

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A new survey conducted by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has returned startling results. Nursing home providers across the U.S. state the majority are at ...

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Going to church is good for mental health, especially in 2020

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People who attend church were the only group of Americans who didn’t see the state of their mental health decline this year, according to a Gallup Poll. The share of Americans who ...

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U.S. divorce rate hits 50-year low, but marriage rates plummet

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The U.S. divorce rate is the lowest it has been in a half century, according to data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The new data show that 14.9 marriages per ...

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Chick-fil-A again tops customer satisfaction rankings

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Christian-owned Chick-fil-A continues to dominate the fast-food rankings. The 2020 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), based on interviews with 23,312 customers, placed Chick-fil-A No. 1 in customer satisfaction among fast-food restaurants, followed ...

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Pastors say pandemic economy still hurting congregations

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After a few years of economic optimism, pastors say the pandemic economy is still hurting their congregation. The news comes as many cities across the U.S. still have restrictions in place for ...

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Upheaval in Iran as youth turn away from Islam

Iran is undergoing seismic shifts as the young turn towards the west and away from radical Islam. A first-of-its-kind survey reveals those changing attitudes toward religious beliefs and their authoritarian Islamic government. ...

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Here’s how evangelical and other voters faith are lining up this year

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President Trump’s lead among evangelical voters is larger than it was in 2016, according to a recent survey from LifeWay Research. The news comes as some pundits say the Democrat effort to ...

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Poll: Pastors worried election will impact congregations

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A poll of protestant pastors has found they’re worried that the 2020 election will have a negative impact on their church congregations. The news comes as faith is being used as a ...

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One in five evangelicals believe gender identity is a choice

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Evangelicals who believe in biblical teaching about gender may have their work cut out for them. A recent survey from Ligonier Ministries shows that 22 percent of U.S. evangelical Christians agree with ...

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Missouri police organization seeks public input on training, discipline standards

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Police training and discipline have been in the spotlight in recent months. Now Missouri residents are being asked to share their thoughts on the subject through surveys, email comments and public listening ...

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Most people want churches to follow same pandemic rules as other groups

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Most Americans believe churches should follow the same rules about social distancing and large gatherings as other organizations or businesses in their area, a new Pew Research Center survey found. About eight ...

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Majority of Americans – including Christians – believe they can earn salvation

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Nearly half of all Americans believe they can earn their way to heaven through good works, a recent survey found. Only one-third of adults disagree, according to findings from the Cultural Research ...

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Adultery: Pastors disagree over how long fellow pastors should stay out of the pulpit

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When a pastor commits adultery, most of their fellow pastors believe they should withdraw from public ministry for at least some time. A new survey of U.S. Protestant pastors by Nashville-based LifeWay Research finds ...

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Large majority of donors expect no impact from COVID-19 this year

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In good news for churches and faith-based organizations, the vast majority of donors don’t the expect the covid-19 pandemic to reduce their giving for the rest of 2020. However, experts warn nonprofit ...

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Majority of churchgoers say they have trouble understanding Bible on their own

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More than half of all churchgoers say they have trouble understanding the Bible on their own, a new LifeWay Research study found. “Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true and ...

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Kansas organization ranked among best Christian workplaces in 2020

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Union Rescue Mission in Wichita, Kansas, is among the best Christian workplaces for 2020 as selected by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. Seventy-six organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings ...

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Kansas City churches among most likely to reopen, survey finds

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Area churches are among the most likely to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Lifeway Research, which is the research arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.. Evangelical ...

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Most churchgoers prefer shorter sermons, research finds

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Pastors and their congregations have different options about the length of their sermons. Thirty-one percent of Protestant pastors say their sermons are less than 20 minutes, according to a new LifeWay Research ...

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Covid-19 cases vary widely between red and blue states

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An analysis of red and blue states, and red and blue counties, indicates liberal areas were more affected by the Covid-19 virus than conservatives ones. The survey is an interesting insight into ...

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Survey finds many parents to continue homeschooling after pandemic

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Many parents who are homeschooling out of necessity during the pandemic are finding that they actually prefer it. Forty percent of families surveyed are more likely to homeschool or virtual school after ...

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