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  • Women's leadership event: 'Be steadfast'

    by Joy Allmond, posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (5 days ago)

    Photo by Joy Allmond/Lifeway
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Facing breast cancer and the breakdown of her marriage, Proverbs 31 Ministries founder Lysa TerKeurst stood before 1,800 women Nov. 9 and urged them to remain steadfast in Christ.

    There was a collective gasp from the audience at LifeWay's annual Women's Leadership Forum as TerKeurst shared she would undergo a double mastectomy the following day.

    TerKeurst's breast cancer diagnosis in October came on the heels of her June announcement that she and her husband of 25 years were separating due to his substance abuse and infidelity. She told the gathered leaders that having a cancer diagnosis and a marriage crisis happen so closely together was difficult, but that the Word of God was anchoring her -- and it could anchor them, too. Read More

  • Survey: Billy Graham continues far-reaching legacy

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 (11 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In the fall of 1949, a little-known Baptist preacher launched a series of revival meetings at a "canvas cathedral" in Los Angeles at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Hill Street.

    The meetings were supposed to last three weeks. Instead they continued for eight weeks, drawing more than 300,000 people and making Billy Graham a household name.

    Nearly 70 years later, the 99-year-old Graham remains one of the best-known preachers in America, according to a survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Read More

  • Nationwide Bible drive hosted by LifeWay stores

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (13 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Customers often leave LifeWay Christian Stores with new Bibles in their hands. But for five days in November, they will also be bringing Bibles into the stores -- to donate to others.

    On Nov. 17-22, LifeWay will host a nationwide Bible drive at all of its stores to collect copies of God's Word to donate to mission organizations and local ministries.

    "Customers are invited to visit their local LifeWay store and donate their gently used Bibles or purchase new ones [to be donated]," said Nathan Magness, director of marketing strategy. Read More

  • LifeWay to open new downtown Nashville store

    by LifeWay staff, posted Monday, November 06, 2017 (14 days ago)

    Photo by Katie Shull
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- After closing its iconic downtown Nashville store in 2016, LifeWay Christian Stores will open a new one this month in the Music City on the campus of LifeWay's new corporate headquarters.

    LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer said he is excited about LifeWay Stores' downtown return. The former facility at 10th Avenue and Broadway, open since 1960, was closed in January 2016 after LifeWay sold the property in preparation for building its new headquarters. Read More

  • LifeWay nears move; Draper Tower set for implosion

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (27 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The new owner of LifeWay Christian Resources' Nashville corporate headquarters has slated demolition of the Draper Tower for early December, just weeks after the entity moves to its new home blocks away.

    Plans to demolish the tower by implosion are scheduled for Dec. 2, followed by the demolition of the Sullivan Tower in early 2018. LifeWay Christian Bookstore on the site has already been torn down.

    Several historic and iconic accents of the original campus will be preserved, ... Read More

  • ETCH conference: teach whole Bible

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Friday, October 20, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Harrison Hughes/LifeWay
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian." This famous quote by pastor A.W. Tozer served as inspiration behind the theme -- "Nothing Less" -- of the 2017 ETCH family ministry conference.

    More than 1,000 ministry leaders gathered Oct. 16-18 in Nashville for the event hosted by LifeWay Christian Resources. ETCH stands for equipping the church and home.

    ETCH 2017 offered attendees more than 50 breakout session options, a concert event, and worship led by the Stephen Cole Band. Experts on children's and student ministry, including LifeWay's Eric Geiger, Jana Magruder, Ben Trueblood and others, spoke during the main conference sessions. Read More

  • Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most churchgoing Protestant parents of young adults say their kids grew up to be Christians.

    But half of them don't actually practice the Christian faith, their parents say, according to a LifeWay Research survey released today (Oct. 17). And the biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as kids.

    Those are among the findings of the study, which was conducted Sept. 22-Oct. 5, 2016, among Protestant churchgoers about parenting and spirituality. The survey was sponsored by LifeWay Kids for use in the book "Nothing Less: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith," which was released Oct. 2. Read More

  • Study: Congress should end IRS oversight of sermons

    by Bob Smietana, posted Monday, October 16, 2017 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In the 1950s, Congress banned charitable nonprofits--including churches -- from endorsing candidates or otherwise intervening in elections. Any nonprofit that violated the ban could run afoul of the IRS. Churches risked losing their tax-exempt status if the preacher endorsed a candidate in a sermon.

    It's time for that to change, most Protestant pastors say in a new survey from LifeWay Research released today (Oct. 16).

    More than 7 in 10 say Congress should bar the IRS from punishing a church for sermon content. And 9 in 10 say their sermons should be free from government oversight. Read More

  • Social-media coaching now available from LifeWay

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Monday, October 09, 2017 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources recently launched an online coaching service to help Christians manage social media and other digital platforms from a biblical perspective.

    This subscription-based service, known as LifeWay Social, is designed for churches, nonprofits and individuals who want to discover more effective ways of using social media to grow God's kingdom. Registration opens Oct. 23.

    Chris Martin, author development specialist for LifeWay, sees social media as ... Read More

  • Suicide: Church response to tough topic studied

    by Bob Smietana, posted Monday, October 02, 2017 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Suicide remains a taboo subject in many Protestant churches, despite the best efforts of pastors, according to a new study.

    Eight in 10 Protestant senior pastors believe their church is equipped to intervene with someone who is threatening suicide, according to a study released Sept. 29 from LifeWay Research. Yet few people turn to the church for help before taking their own lives, according to their churchgoing friends and family.

    Only 4 percent of churchgoers who have lost a close friend or family member to suicide say church leaders were aware of their loved one's struggles. Read More