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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 29, 2017

Sermon Content Is What Appeals Most to Churchgoers
http://www.gallup.com/poll/208529/sermon-content-appeals-churchgoers.aspx

Court Says Disaffiliated Church's Property Belongs To Local Congregation, Not PCUSA
http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2017/04/court-says-disaffiliated-churchs.html

Will Livestreaming a Worship Service Hurt a Church’s Attendance?
http://www.philcooke.com/will-livestreaming-a-worship-service-hurt-a-churchs-attendance/

Southlake-based Gateway Church confirms it will cut staff by 10-15 percent
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article145759799.html

Has Lying Become Normal and Acceptable in American Society?
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article145759799.html

 

Apr 21, 2017

What The Tech? Bible in virtual reality

http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/35154674/what-the-tech-bible-in-virtual-reality

 

Less than half of German Christians believe in heaven

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/less.than.half.of.german.christians.believe.in.heaven/107577.htm

 

Neuroscience of religion reveals hidden cultural trends

http://miscellanynews.org/2017/04/19/opinions/neuroscience-of-religion-reveals-hidden-cultural-trends/

 

Special report: 1 in 4 Americans don't think one-night stands count as cheating

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865677598/What-counts-as-cheating-and-adultery-in-the-digital-age.html

Apr 14, 2017

A quarter of Christians do not believe in the resurrection

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/10/quarter-christians-do-notbelieve-resurrection/

Number of U.S. adults cohabiting with a partner continues to rise, especially among those 50 and older

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/06/number-of-u-s-adults-cohabiting-with-a-partner-continues-to-rise-especially-among-those-50-and-older/

What Would Jesus Disrupt?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-04-05/what-would-jesus-disrupt

5 things churches lose when they give up hymnals
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/04/10/5-things-churches-lose-give-hymnals

Todd's Favorite Hymn Verse (See verse 5!)

https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/161

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