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  • Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (9 months ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Ed Stetzer works amid the aura of Billy Graham each day at Wheaton College.

    Stetzer, a longtime Southern Baptist denominational personality who began as a church planter in Buffalo, N.Y., joined Wheaton's faculty in 2016 as the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission and Evangelism and as executive director of the college's Billy Graham Center.

    "Holding the Billy Graham chair" -- an academic post, "not a literal chair" -- "reminds me each day of the importance of prioritizing a verbal Gospel witness," Stetzer told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Ed Stetzer to join Wheaton College faculty

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, May 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    WHEATON, Ill. (BP) -- Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research and executive editor of The Gospel Project curriculum published by LifeWay, has been named to the faculty of Wheaton College and as executive director of Wheaton's Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.

    Stetzer, 49, will begin his new roles at Wheaton July 1, which also will include publisher of Evangelical Missions Quarterly, founded ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Chattanooga killings & radical Islamism

    by Ed Stetzer , posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 (3 years ago)

    The killing of five servicemen in Chattanooga reflects the reality of a "multi-decadal war against radical Islamism," Ed Stetzer writes. Yet amid such conflict, Christians are called to "love our neighbors, including our Muslim ones," he notes. Read More

  • Pew: Christians decline while 'nones' increase

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The number of Christians in America has dropped nearly 8 percentage points since 2007 while the number of religiously unaffiliated adults has increased by nearly 7 percentage points during the same period.

    That's the finding of the Pew Research Center's 200-page study of "America's Changing Religious Landscape" released today (May 12). The survey of some 35,000 adults drew a variety of reactions from Southern Baptist leaders. Read More

  • Christian media's reach surveyed by LifeWay Research

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian broadcasters have a devoted following, with about two-thirds of weekly churchgoers and evangelicals saying they tune in to Christian radio and television on a regular basis.

    Christian books have a reach among churchgoers and evangelicals, and Christian movies remain popular, with about four in 10 Americans having seen one in the last year. Read More

  • Americans share views on marriage, church & state roles

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, December 02, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- About half of Americans are ready for separation of church and state when it comes to weddings, a LifeWay Research survey shows.

    Six in 10 say the government should not define or regulate marriage.

    And more than a third of Americans -- and about a quarter of Protestant pastors -- say clergy should get out of the civil marriage business. Read More