Wednesday September 25, 2013
It's the critique that church people hate to hear. The hypocrite thing.
It's everywhere. Research shows that 85 percent of the public views churchgoers as hypocritical. Church people bristle at the accusation. "Of course we're hypocrites," one said. "Everybody--not just Christians--is a hypocrite. Eventually we all say one thing and do another."
Wednesday September 18, 2013
You’re not allowed to talk about that at church. In fact, you’re not allowed to talk at all during the typical American church service.
And that’s a problem for the majority of the population that does not attend church.
Wednesday September 11, 2013
If most people currently avoid church (they do), how might the church change to be more welcoming to these exiles? This was a critical question as my wife Joani and I set out to research the culture before we wrote our new book, Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore.
Wednesday September 4, 2013
Most people don’t want to go to church. But why? And what might interest them in joining a community of faith? Those questions have sent us across the country looking for answers. After years of research and countless interviews, my wife Joani and I have finally collected our findings.
Tuesday August 27, 2013
As the American church struggles to maintain its place in contemporary society, some observers point with optimism to the rise of the multi-site church. “It’s one very encouraging bright spot,” they say. “This is what will save the church in America.”