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Who’s To Blame For Christian Bookstore Closures?

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in The Church

Who’s To Blame For Christian Bookstore Closures?
Jim Fletcher
Posted with permission from WND
 News came this week that Family Christian Stores is finally shuttering all 240 locations. The 85-year-old chain filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015, and now the end has come for the Christian retail giant that employed 3,000 and stretched across 36 states.

As one writer put it, Amazon warlord Jeff Bezos deserves much of the credit for turning most independent bookstores into karate schools or bakeries. But there is another, more specific reason Family Christian Stores is gone.

They did it to themselves.

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New Study: Worlds Fastest Growing Religion? No Religion

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in The Church

New Study: Worlds Fastest Growing Religion? No Religion

New Study: Worlds Fastest Growing Religion? No Religion

A recent global survey conducted by National Geographic shows that the world’s fastest growing religion is not Islam or Christianity, but no religion at all – atheism. The study comes in conjunction with Nat. Geo’s new television series “The Story of God” starring Morgan Freeman which travels the world chronicling religious beliefs practiced by different cultures. With the global headlines

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Millennials & The Church | What To Expect From The Next Generation

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in The Church

Millennials & The Church | What To Expect From The Next Generation

It is commonly said that the youth – also primarily referred to by the term ‘Millennials’ – are the future of the church. It has also been said that the youth are not just its future but its present – at the very core of the church and its current vibrancy. Whichever the case, are there any indications of what role these Millennials will play in the church after the present generation? Or how the church will eventually shape them? Christian Post reporter Kevin Porter recently posed the question: ‘Can a church survive without young people?’ Porter notes that Millennials comprise 20 percent of the entire U.S. population with 83 million people — even more than Baby Boomers — and by 2020 this figure will grow to 30 percent. This group is “a progressive bunch who is the most racially diverse generation with 60 percent Anglo and 15 percent immigrants; the most educated with more college degrees than any generation in history, and the most single”.

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