Millions of young educated Americans are heading into the workforce this summer, but unlike other generations, Millennials have higher expectations for their work and careers, but are simultaneously much less attached to their jobs, seeking meaning and identity elsewhere. Drawing on a number of recent studies, Barna's research explores the vocational paradoxes of a paradoxical generation.
American culture today is shaped by growing religious skepticism, a priority of the self, and rapid technological shifts. David Kinnaman, President of Barna, shares how these three major changes are reshaping the landscape in which we read and engage with the Bible.
Despite feeling misunderstood, persecuted and marginalized in society today, Barna's new research among people of faith in America reveals that Christians believe their faith is not only essential, but a force for good in the world.
Growing tensions in the US make it challenging to connect and have meaningful conversations with anyone who’s not a part of the same group. In research conducted for David Kinnaman’s new book Good Faith, Barna discovered just how difficult it is for most people to reach across these cultural divides.
In the early 1990s, only 30% of adults were unchurched. Today, that number is 45% with no indication of slowing. Surprisingly however, an increasing number of those unchurched adults are women, who have historically been more included to attend church than men. This gender gap has continued to narrow over the past decade.
"If the church does not engage in social issues, young people will not engage with the church." Hear more insights from Nicky Gumbel, pioneer of Alpha, on #FaithForTheFuture. Register now! https://www.barna.com/faithforthefuture/
Discover why so many are disengaging from the faith community and renew your hope for how God is at work in the next generation
In unChristian, we explored what Christianity looks like to non-Christians, in You Lost Me, why young adults walk away from faith, and now in #FaithForExiles, we uncover what practices distinguish resilient disciples among young Christians. https://faithforexiles.com
Scotland is a fascinating case study that provides useful insights into how to do ministry and be the church in a rapidly secularizing context.