In the midst of the NFL playoffs, some churchgoers might find themselves in a quandary over whether to skip a worship service or watch their favorite football team still in the hunt, but a recently released survey shows that most churchgoers would rather attend worship service.
In a recent LifeWay Research study of a random sample of 2,000 Americans, with the survey conducted only on those who are Christians and attend religious service, more than 8 in 10 (83 percent) of the faithful disagree with the statement: "I would skip a weekly worship service in order to watch my favorite football team."
The survey of 994 churchgoers also showed that nearly 7 in 10 (68 percent) strongly disagree. Only about 1 in 7 churchgoers (15 percent) say they'd skip church in order to watch their favorite football team. more >>
Two weeks after a California church's pastors were shot at while sitting in the church parking, a staff member informed the Christian Post that the congregation is seeking to expand it's gang ministry to reach even more troubled men in their San Diego community.
The attack occurred December 28. That Sunday night Greater Apostolic Faith Temple Church's lead pastor Dwayne Shepherd and another minister with the last name Profit were inside a parked car just outside the church when an unknown gunman fired four shots into the car window at close range.
Both men scrambled out of the passenger's side door as soon as the firing began and took cover in the church basement. Fortunately neither suffered life-threatening injuries: Shepherd, who was seated on the passenger side, was wounded when took a bullet grazed his chest and entered his arm. The other pastor escaped unharmed. more >>
Hillsong Church's group Young & Free announced that on Wednesday, they will release their upcoming EP "This Is Living" which features a collaboration with Lecrae.
Offering a glimpse at Hillsong Church's Youth Ministry, Young & Free's new EP will hit stores on Jan. 13 complete with its lead track "This Is Living" with Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae on it.
"For us it was a dream come true to collaborate with Lecrae who we not only love and respect as an artist, but as someone who is a strong voice for freedom to this generation," the Young & Free team said. "If anyone's message echoes the message of 'This Is Living,' it's Lecrae." more >>
Gospel music powerhouse Natalie Grant joins three-time Grammy award-winning artist Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton as confirmed headline acts for the 16th Annual NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
The SBGC merges football and faith and this year's event will be held during Super Bowl XLIX weekend on Feb. 1, 2015 at Gammage Hall on the campus of Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ.
Multiple Dove & Stellar Award-winner Fred Hammond and acclaimed singer-songwriter Mali Music are also set to perform with additional performers being announced in coming weeks. more >>
Nine members of the School of Theology at the University of the South in Tennessee are visiting the Episcopal Cathedral of Havana, Cuba, this week as part of a religious venture.
The Rev. Donna Mote, who's known as the Vicar of ATL for her work as an airport chaplain, is one among a nine-member delegation that will be in Cuba through Saturday, which will be the fourth trip that a delegation from the School of Theology has made to Cuba and the Episcopal seminary there.
"It's been a strange experience to always have to get permission, through a license through the Department of the Treasury in order to travel because of our economic embargo," Mote told Atlanta's NBC affiliate11-Alve news on Sunday. more >>
Churches fitted with ornate stained glass windows may not become a thing of the archaic past just yet, noted one church construction company.
Although presently the stained glass industry has been experiencing a decline in business, research among younger Americans indicates that stained glass could experience a comeback.