Discipleship in the Age of Conspiracy Theories

June 21, 2021 ...

The past few years have been a painful reminder of the consequences of this decline as we’ve witnessed the growing popularity of conspiracy theories in our churches. While we have taught our people to serve, evangelize, worship and lead, too frequently our pragmatism limits our commitment to discipling our people to think well (Romans 12:2). …

Defining Evangelicals in Research

January 23, 2018 ...

Few identifiers are as ubiquitous but so poorly defined. The result has been that even premier polling groups are divided on who counts. To understand how we got here, I will give some background on research into evangelicalism and then offer a path forward. In the wake of Jimmy Carter, existing and new polling agencies …

Defining Evangelicals in an Election Year

March 2, 2016 ...

Researchers have asked evangelicals what they think about same-sex marriage, science, the death penalty, immigration, and, especially, whom they plan to vote for in the upcoming election. That’s understandable. Americans who identify as white evangelicals remain a powerful voting bloc in the United States — representing 1 out of every 5 voters in recent presidential …

Who are Evangelicals & Where are They Headed?

January 15, 2016 ...

Everyone wants to know what evangelicals think — particularly in the election season. But who are researchers talking about when they refer to evangelicals? In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Ed Stetzer talks about the challenges and opportunities in defining and researching evangelicals. In this podcast, you’ll hear insight from a leading Christian researcher on: The different ways …

The State of Evangelicalism

March 20, 2013 ...

But, there is decline — in self-identified Protestants, primarily in mainline churches. Many who once identified themselves as nominal mainline Protestants now identify as nothing. The nominals have become the nones. As such, we see that Christianity isn’t dying — cultural Christianity is. Actually, I see vibrant churches across the country (and so many more …