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What Americans Are Watching in 2014

May 21, 2014—May sweeps are in full swing and producers are pulling out all the stops—plot twists, all-star guests and didn’t-see-that-coming cliffhangers—to compete for viewers in the overcrowded TV market.

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Finding a Place: Faith, Work and Identity

April 16, 2014—It’s the middle of another election year. And while midterms historically draw a smaller crowd of voters, they bring to the forefront of political conversation a variety of issues intended to energize voter bases and solidify party candidates. Predictably, one of those issues is once again immigration.

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The State of the Bible: 6 Trends for 2014

April 8, 2014 — The Bible has been making its way onto box office screens and home TV screens over the past year: from Noah to Son of God, people have been watching the Bible. But are they still reading the Bible? And do they still believe in the Bible?

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Americans Divided on the Importance of Church

March 25, 2014 — What, if anything, helps Americans grow in their faith? When Barna Group asked, people offered a variety of answers—prayer, family or friends, reading the Bible, having children—but church did not even crack the top-10 list.

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What Do Protestants Think of Pope Francis?

March 18, 2014 — He was the most talked-about person of 2013 and winner of TIME’s “Person of the Year” award. Google Translate coders have set his name to translate as “a better world.” Yet Pope Francis insists that he is “a normal person,” and has no desire to be “a superman or a star.”

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Three Digital Life Trends for 2014

March 11, 2014 — Today’s personal devices may be wireless, but digital users seem to be more tethered than ever. From computer to phone to tablet to television, Americans spend more time in front of a screen than ever and show no signs of slowing down.

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Celebrating Lent 2014

March 5, 2014 — Every year, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday, millions of people celebrate the 40 days of Lent by giving up—fasting from—certain foods or activities. It’s a practice with a rich history among many Christian traditions.

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Three Trends on Faith, Work and Calling

February 11, 2014 – «So, what do you do?» America’s quintessential get-to-know-you question is a lot harder to answer these days, between the realities of the new freelance economy, the ever-shifting lines between work and home life, and a revived ques…

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Three Trends on Faith, Work and Calling

February 11, 2014 – «So, what do you do?» America’s quintessential get-to-know-you question is a lot harder to answer these days, between the realities of the new freelance economy, the ever-shifting lines between work and home life, and a revived ques…

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Three Major Faith and Culture Trends for 2014

January 21, 2014 – In the not-so distant past, institutions were trusted and valued as important parts of a functioning society—from government, corporations and schools to marriage and even organized religion. Yet trust in institutions is quickly giving way to a nation of cynics. New Barna research reports that Americans are ranking their confidence in institutions at abysmal levels. And this institutional skepticism comprises a significant backdrop for the major faith and culture trends of 2014.

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Introducing Barna Frames

The typical person doesn’t have entire weekends anymore to spend reading a book. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to learn. That’s why we’ve created FRAMES—short yet deep, digestible reads on the top issues facing Christians in today’s complex culture.

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