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Americans hold complex, conflicting religious beliefs, according to latest State of Theology study
Sep08

Americans hold complex, conflicting religious beliefs, according to latest State of Theology study

NASHVILLE (BP)—More than half of Americans say religious beliefs are a matter of personal opinion, not objective facts. And that’s made clear by examining the varying, and sometimes contradictory, theological doctrines they hold. The biennial State of Theology study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research explores the religious and cultural beliefs of U.S. adults. For 54 percent of Americans, theological beliefs are not a matter of...

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Most churches cautiously holding services again
Jul27

Most churches cautiously holding services again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Churches are gathering again, but services and programs remain drastically different from the beginning of the year. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to previous surveys from LifeWay Research, Protestant churches across the U.S. stopped gathering in-person in a matter of weeks. The latest LifeWay Research survey of Protestant pastors found congregations have slowly and cautiously started to meet...

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2021 VBS archaeology theme leads kids to unearth truth about Jesus
Jul02

2021 VBS archaeology theme leads kids to unearth truth about Jesus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Next summer, kids will roll up their sleeves and grab excavation gear as they head to archaeological sites of present-day Israel with “Destination Dig,” the 2021 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. In “Destination Dig,” kids will take the role of junior archaeologists as they embark on an adventure to study pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is...

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SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process
Jun04

SBC continues statistical decline, Floyd calls for rethinking ACP process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reported a drop in its membership. Total membership in the Southern Baptist Convention fell almost 2 percent to 14,525,579 from 2018 to 2019. The decline of 287,655 members is the largest single-year drop in more than 100 years. While the statistical decline is concerning for the largest Protestant denomination in America, Ronnie Floyd, the SBC...

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Few Protestant churches met in person for worship services in April
May03

Few Protestant churches met in person for worship services in April

NASHVILLE (BP)—As federal, state and local governments weigh relaxing stay-at-home guidelines, most churches continued to avoid gathering physically throughout April. Nine in 10 Protestant pastors say their congregations did not meet for an in-person worship service last month, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. A previous study from LifeWay Research found 99 percent of churches gathered physically at the...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.
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