News | Topic: Pastors
Jun 6, 2018
The Sin Of Silence: The Epidemic Of Denial About Sexual Abuse In The Evangelical Church
From the article in The Washington Post:
“So many Christian churches in the United States do so much good — nourishing the soul, comforting the sick, providing services, counseling congregants, teaching Jesus’s example, and even working to fight sexual abuse and harassment. But like in any community of faith, there is also sin — often silenced, ignored and denied — and it is much more common than many want to believe. It has often led to failures by evangelicals to report sexual abuse, respond appropriately to victims and change the institutional cultures that enabled the abuse in the first place.”
Read the rest of the article here.
Jan 29, 2018
Get Ready, Youth Group Leaders: Teens Twice As Likely To Identify As Atheist Or LGBT
Barna findings on Generation Z pose new challenges for the church. Read the article here.
Feb 10, 2016
The Porn Phenomenon
The researchers at Barna just launched a massive research project examining teenagers, young adults, and Americans in general as well as pastors and youth pastors – more than 3,000 interviews in total across a range of questions. View some of the top-level findings by clicking here.
Jan 19, 2016
Teens & Youth Pastors Struggle With Porn, New Study Shows
Teen boys and girls view pornography weekly according to a study commissioned by the Josh McDowell Ministry that shows pornography also has a grip on an alarming number of pastors and youth pastors.
Read the article here.
Sep 18, 2015
A New Documentary About Christian “Purity Culture” Debuts on Vimeo
A new documentary now streaming on Vimeo discusses “purity culture” through interviews and testimonies from pastors, researchers, and those who grew up under these ideals. Read the article here and watch the full documentary here.
Apr 20, 2015
The key to fighting pornography
As pornography becomes more and more accessible, church leaders and organizations look to honest conversations as the answer.
Click here to read the article.