George Barna reveal in a survey in 2009 that only 19% of Christians hold a biblical worldview and that less than 4% of those in their twenties hold a biblical worldview. Are we losing the culture battle? Can the Church any longer impact the culture today given such statistics that reveal the state of the Church?
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11).Dr. Henry Blackaby sees a vacuum in the area of the local church when it comes to equipping men and women in their work life callings. Blackaby speaks to many church leaders every year about equipping those in the workplace. He is personally equipping leaders in the marketplace because he see this as the only place we will see societal change.
There's a running joke in Washington, D.C., that the most-read section of a political memoir is its index, where the powerful turn first to find out how they, their friends, and their opponents are portrayed. Michael Lindsay's impressive survey of evangelical "movement leaders" and "public leaders" is likely to prompt plenty of index-surfing in the coming months, for no one has covered the amazing variety of evangelical Christians in American culture with such depth and breadth.
The Church Report is pleased once again to announce this year's list of The 50 Most Influential Christians in America. The list is the result of over 200,000 nominations from readers of the magazine and our online readers. After carefully tabulating each nomination, what follows is a list of people deserving of our recognition and thanks.
Recent events have left Christians wondering how they stand in American society. In the last year, we at Christianity Today have received several manuscripts by prominent Christian intellectuals suggesting that the United States has become definitively and irreversibly anti-God. Other Christians continue to urge us to do good with the hope that we can make a difference. Each side can marshal compelling arguments and strong evidence. Today and tomorrow we will publish two views on the matter by two prominent evangelical leaders.
NEW YORK - A new 10-nation survey of Pentecostal and charismatic Christians, considered the fastest-growing stream of Christianity worldwide, shows they are deeply influencing the Roman Catholic and mainstream Protestant churches and are poised to make a big impact on global affairs.
The Church Report has released the 2006 Fifty Most Influential Churches. During this past April and May, Church Growth Today surveyed the leaders of more than 2,000 of the largest non-catholic congregations as well as a few smaller churches in the United States. Participants were asked to name the ten churches that they consider to be the most influential.