Though Christian workers more often associate religious and pastoral roles with being a “calling” or serving the common good, it may not matter to most Christians whether they or someone else works in a “sacred” or “secular” space. In a new study, Barna asked whether it was better for a Christian to become a pastor or missionary, or to represent his or her faith well at work.
In a new infographic from the Barna report Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age, we’ll explore the common traits and motivations of the minority of Christians who frequently discuss faith.
Millions of young people will become college freshmen this fall with a priority on preparing for a career and financial success. But what about their spiritual and moral development? A new Barna study asked Christian students about their openness to faith-based learning opportunities.
Breaking the cycle of incivility in American public discourse will require a reset—and a radical reorientation toward virtues like forgiveness and kindness. Along these lines, Barna conducted a study on how U.S. Christians and pastors connect to biblical concepts of mercy, justice and truth. This new infographic explores whether these virtues impact their behavior.
According to a Barna report, Christians consider volunteering one of the most generous acts possible. But how does it compare to financial giving? Is there any correlation between the two? This release explores the views of pastors and parishioners on various forms of giving.
Spiritual conversations are harder in an increasingly secular age dominated by technology. This infographic outlines common reasons why Americans are reluctant to engage in spiritual conversations—from avoidance to ambivalence and everything in between.