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  • Americans share views on marriage, church & state roles

    by Bob Smietana, posted Tuesday, December 02, 2014 (3 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

  • Survey: Prayer often 'red phone for help'

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, October 01, 2014 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Many Americans pray for divine help, their friends, families, and sometimes their enemies. But few of them offer praises to God or pray for politicians and nonbelievers, according to a new LifeWay Research survey. Read More

  • Mental illness remains taboo topic for pastors

    by Bob Smietana , posted Monday, September 22, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- One in four Americans has suffered from some kind of mental illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But a new LifeWay study shows they are unlikely to find much help on Sunday mornings. Read More