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In The World—October 22, 2017

By Melissa Wuske The Reality of Doubt About a quarter of Christians (26 percent) say they currently experience doubt, according to recent research by the Barna Group. Of those who currently or formerly had doubts about their faith, nearly half (45 percent) stopped going to church during their time of doubt, and 40 percent turned […]

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In The World—November 22, 2015

By Melissa Wuske Study of the Pastoral Profession It’s no secret that ministry is a tough job, but LifeWay Research has some good news: “Ministers are not leaving the ministry in droves,” said Scott McConnell, LifeWay Research vice president. That statement is a result of a survey of 1,500 ministers who held senior minister positions […]

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In the World — March 2, 2014

By Christy Barritt   Most Americans Don’t Trust Religious Leaders Each year Gallup releases a poll showing which professions are considered the most and the least trustworthy. For the first time since the question was introduced in 1977, trust in clergy has dropped below 50 percent. This means that a large number of Americans no […]