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  • Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study says

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, January 09, 2018 (9 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Going to church for some can be a bit like hanging out at Starbucks. The coffee's hot, the people are friendly, and the Wi-Fi is almost always free.

    Seven in 10 Protestant churches (68 percent) provide Wi-Fi for both guests and staff, according to a survey of Protestant senior pastors that LifeWay Research released today (Jan. 9).

    Most also have a website (84 percent) and a Facebook page (84 percent).

    But few have ventured on Twitter (16 percent). Read More

  • Former LifeWay tower came down 'really fast'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 08, 2018 (9 days ago)

    Photo by Jim Veneman
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Former LifeWay Christian Resources landmark Draper Tower is now a pile of rubble.

    The 12-story building on LifeWay's former campus in downtown Nashville was demolished Jan. 6 with an implosion the demolition team's leader said went "100 percent perfect," The Tennessean newspaper reported.

    Following a series of loud bangs made by some 600 pounds of explosives, Draper Tower crumbled in sections to make room for a 380-unit residential building, two ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: They imploded my building!

    by Jimmy Draper, posted Monday, January 08, 2018 (10 days ago)

    Jimmy Draper, president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, reflects on the Jan. 6 implosion of the building that carried his name on the SBC entity's former campus in downtown Nashville. Read More

  • Former LifeWay campus icon to be imploded Jan. 6

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 05, 2018 (12 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Implosion of a cross-emblazoned, 12-story tower on the former campus of LifeWay Christian Resources is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 6) in downtown Nashville.

    Nashville's first major implosion in more than 30 years, the Draper Tower is being cleared as part of a mixed-use redevelopment including a hotel, restaurants and apartments on LifeWay's former property. The campus was sold in 2015 for $125 million and encompassed nine buildings with more than 1 million square feet.

    Baptist Press plans to publish photographs and video of the demolition Jan. 8. Some 600 pounds of explosives are set to detonate over about seven seconds, leaving rubble piled 60 feet high, according to The Tennessean newspaper. Read More

  • 'Game On!': VBS previews slated by LifeWay in January

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 (27 days ago)

    LifeWay photo
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As football begins to wrap up for the year, sports enthusiasts need not despair. The season for Smocket is right around the corner.

    Smocket (a made-up competition) is featured in "Game On!" -- the 2018 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources.

    In January, several thousand children's ministry workers will get an introduction to Smocket and other Game On! content at one of LifeWay's six 2018 VBS previews. Read More

  • LifeWay celebrates new headquarters in Nashville

    by LifeWay staff, posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 (28 days ago)

    Photo by Katie Shull/LifeWay
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- For LifeWay Christian Resources, 2017 marked a historic move and the launch of several new resources and services to meet the needs of churches in a rapidly changing culture.

    In November, LifeWay moved into its new Nashville headquarters celebrating with a dedication ceremony.

    At the same time, LifeWay opened a new store in downtown Nashville, returning a retail presence to a community where LifeWay Christian Store had been a fixture ... Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Point of Grace & LifeWay partner for new albums; conf. center leader Taylor caps 38 yrs. of service; Boyce College team treks to Houston flood zone

    by LifeWay, Alabama Baptist, SBTS & BP Staff, posted Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (29 days ago)

    LifeWay photo
    Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums; Alabama conference center leader Buster Taylor caps 38 years of service; team from Boyce College treks to Houston for hurricane recovery work.

    Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Grammy-nominated singing trio Point of Grace has partnered with LifeWay Worship to release a new album and will soon begin work on a second.

    "Sing Noël," Point of Grace's first album with LifeWay, features 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites, including "Angels from the Realms of ... Read More

  • Shirer's online Bible studies, global reach

    by Joy Allmond, posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (29 days ago)

    LifeWay Christian Resources photo.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- On the other side of the world, Lauri, from South Africa, went through a Bible study with a friend here in the United States.

    Candice, from Garland, Texas, gathered with friends from all over the country to study God's Word.

    Carole, from Coatesville, Pa., led a group of women from her church through a Bible study with streaming video content. Read More

  • Survey: Evangelical label, beliefs often at odds

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, December 06, 2017 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- About one in four Americans say they are evangelical Christians. Most of them are white, live in the South and identify as Republican. Many go to church every week.

    But they're not always sure what they believe.

    Fewer than half of those who identify as evangelicals (45 percent) strongly agree with core evangelical beliefs, according to a survey by LifeWay Research released Dec. 5. Read More