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  • Hamptons Mansion Defiled By A Thousand Condom-Flinging Airbnb Guests, Hedge Funder Fired

    07/07/2016 2:20:53 PM PDT · by Oratam · 86 replies
    Gothamis ^ | July 7, 2016 | Miranda Katz
    Manhattan hedge fund bro Brett Barna allegedly took it upon himself to trash a $20 million mansion with his annual, unfortunately-dubbed #Sprayathon party. There were 1,000 guests in attendance. There were "scores of bikini-clad women and costumed gun-toting midgets," according to the NY Post. Barna apparently name-dropped his boss, billionaire hedge fund manager Louis Bacon, when booking the Airbnb, and implied the event would have something to do with the Robin Hood Foundation. Regardless of what charity the party was purportedly supporting, the property owner said that "the only animals there were the people, a thousand of them." He told...
  • Writing Our Own Moral Code

    03/10/2016 5:31:09 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 3/9/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    At The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (of the Southern Baptist Convention), a recent blog post details the "Six principles of a Jesus-centered moral order." The post is an excerpt from a recent book co-authored by David Kinnaman, the president of Barna Group, a Christian research and communications company. The piece notes that, "in the twentieth century, more and more people began to see Christian morality as standing in the way of a new moral code: the morality of self-fulfillment. Throwing off burdensome traditional mores, people began to imagine life without a bothersome God standing watch." The post also reveals...
  • Year-in-Review: Barna's Top 10 Findings from 2014

    01/03/2015 10:07:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Barna Group ^ | 01/03/2015
    December 29, 2014 - Every December, Barna Group compiles its top findings and trends from research conducted in the past year. From legalizing marijuana to increasing secularization trends to America’s complicated relationship with sports—2014 was an interesting year. 1. Bible Skepticism Is Now Tied with Bible EngagementFor the first time since Barna Group and American Bible Society’s Bible engagement tracking began, Bible skepticism is tied with Bible engagement. The number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice”—has nearly doubled from...
  • Three Major Faith and Culture Trends for 2014

    01/22/2014 7:35:33 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 15 replies ^ | 01/21/2014 | Barna Group, 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... During 2013 alone, citizens lamented the failure of their leaders and institutions. From the government shutdown to Pope Francis' public callout of the Vatican...
  • Barna: Romney Got Lowest Level of Evangelical Support Since Bob Dole

    12/07/2012 12:49:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president this year, received the lowest level of support among evangelicals of any Republican presidential candidate since Bob Dole in 1996, according to a report by Barna Group, a Christian polling organization. Romney received the support of 81 percent of evangelicals, compared to 88 percent for John McCain in 2008, and 83 percent and 85 percent, respectively, for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Only Dole received a lower level of evangelical support at 74 percent in Barna's polling. Barna's results differ from other polls showing Romney received a higher proportion of the...
  • Statistics new show MORE Christian couples get divorced than atheists and other religions

    08/01/2010 12:24:10 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 51 replies · 11+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    A recent study released by the Barna Group—a leading research company focused on the intersection of faith and culture—has been the spark plug for a surge of editorials around the country because of the study’s eye-opening, statistical revelations regarding Christianity and divorce. Among the findings, divorce rates among conservative Christians are not only counter to Christian ideals, they are significantly higher than that of other faith groups, including atheists and agnostics. George Barna, the director of the study observed, “There no longer seems to be much of a stigma attached to divorce. (Instead), it is now seen as an unavoidable...
  • Are Christians Really....? Part 1

    07/06/2010 8:33:31 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | July 1, 2010 | Scot McKnight
    As I mentioned Monday afternoon, I've got a new book sitting here that will be a dynamic book to read and blog about. It's one of the most encouraging and myth-busting books of the last two decades. The book is by Bradley R.E. Wright, and he's a professor at the University of Connecticut where he teaches sociology.  Wright's book is called: Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media .  Here's a big insight from Wright, and it speaks to me about something I know I've made a mistake...
  • Report: Mainline Protestant Churches Face Rockier Future (Membership Decline, Evangelicals Growing)

    12/07/2009 4:27:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 1,108+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/7/2009 | Audrey Barrick
    Mainline Protestant churches seem to have weathered the past decade better than many people have assumed, but the future is raising serious challenges to continued stability, said a Christian pollster. George Barna analyzed data for The Barna Group's latest report examining mainline denominations. Weekend attendance at mainline churches has remained relatively stable, ranging from 89 to 100, over the past decade but the report suggests that they may be "on the precipice of a period of decline." Mainline bodies – which the research group identifies as American Baptist Churches in the USA; The Episcopal Church; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
  • Author George Barna discusses 'The Seven Faith Tribes'

    09/06/2009 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies · 821+ views (Columbus, GA) ^ | Sept. 5, 2009 | Allison Kennedy
    Cultural Christians. Captive Christians. American Jews. Pantheists. Muslims. Spiritual Skeptics. Mormons. The U.S. can be broken down into seven main faith groups, according to the pollster George Barna in his latest book — “The Seven Faith Tribes” — which is at least his 40th. Even he may have lost count. “These have more to do with lifestyles and values and draws parallels with faith inclinations,” Barna said in a recent phone interview from his office in California, where he oversees The Barna Group, a research organization. The faith groups are not the nation’s seven largest but are rather clusters of...
  • How Christian Conservatives Are Losing The Culture War

    08/18/2009 6:21:11 AM PDT · by steve-b · 34 replies · 1,496+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | 8/18/09 | Daniel Allott
    It's a long and ignominious list. First there was Newt Gingrich. Then came Larry Craig, Mark Foley, David Vitter, Chip Pickering and Vito Fossella. Now starring John Ensign and Mark Sanford. Politically, sex scandals are equal-opportunity destroyers. For every David Vitter, there is an Eliot Spitzer. For every John Ensign there's a John Edwards. For every Bill Clinton there's... well, there's only one Slick Willie. But you get the point: Sexual scandal knows no party. Yet, a common denominator linking many political sex scandals of the last few years is the involvement of conservative Christian politicians who, it seemed, had...
  • Author Says Christians Should Accept Religious Pluralism...

    08/06/2009 10:56:57 PM PDT · by TaraP · 24 replies · 884+ views
    CBN News ^ | August 5th, 2009
    What if America's greatest enemy is not al Qaeda or Iran, but America itself? The United States is hailed as a melting pot of ethnic and religious diversity. But could this trait actually stand in the way of a common vision that once made our nation so great? Researcher George Barna has spent 25 years analyzing faith and culture in America. In his new book "The Seven Faith Tribes," he breaks the nation down into seven belief groups: 1.Casual Christians 2.Captive Christians 3.Skeptics 4.Jews 5.Mormons 6.Pantheists 7.Muslims To renew America, each tribe must seek common ground, open dialog, and shared...
  • Most U.S. Christians Don't Believe Satan, Holy Spirit Exist

    07/12/2009 6:37:53 AM PDT · by kindred · 61 replies · 1,440+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Apr. 13 2009 | Jennifer Riley
    Nearly six out of ten Christians either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed with the statement that Satan "is not a living being but is a symbol of evil," the survey found. Forty percent strongly agreed with the statement while 19 percent of American Christians somewhat agreed. In contrast, about 35 percent of American Christians believe Satan is real. Twenty-six percent strongly disagreed with the statement that Satan is merely symbolic and about one-tenth (9 percent) somewhat disagreed. The remaining eight percent of American Christians responded they were unsure what to believe about the existence of Satan. Interestingly, the majority of...
  • Survey Finds More Hispanic Americans Becoming Protestant (% of Hispanic Catholics has dropped)

    07/06/2009 7:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies · 1,746+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 7/6/2009 | Jennifer Riley
    The percentage of Hispanic Catholics in America has dropped, while the proportion of born-again Hispanics has increased, a new survey by the Barna Group found. Over the past 15 years, the proportion of Hispanics in America that is aligned with the Catholic Church has fallen by 25 percent. By comparison, the proportion of born-again Christians for this ethnic group has increased by 17 percent. “You cannot help but notice the changing relationship between Hispanics and the Catholic Church,” commented George Barna, whose company conducted the research. “While many Hispanic immigrants come to the United States with ties to Catholicism, the...
  • Most U.S. Christians Don't Believe Satan, Holy Spirit Exist

    04/23/2009 8:10:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies · 2,458+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 4/13/2009 | Jennifer Riley
    The majority of American Christians do not believe that Satan is a real being or that the Holy Spirit is a living entity, the latest Barna survey found. Nearly six out of ten Christians either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed with the statement that Satan "is not a living being but is a symbol of evil," the survey found. Forty percent strongly agreed with the statement while 19 percent of American Christians somewhat agreed. In contrast, about 35 percent of American Christians believe Satan is real. Twenty-six percent strongly disagreed with the statement that Satan is merely symbolic and about...
  • Why America Must Return to the Faith of Our Fathers

    03/25/2009 5:58:23 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 253+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 3-25-09 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Skilled statisticians like George Barna and carefully researched studies from the Pew Reports all show a declining moral climate and a gradual but alarming number of youthful exits from the church in America. Is it chronic, should we be worried? Any writer, preacher, prophet or ordinary live a day Christian worth their salt is calling for America to come to her senses and return to the faith of our fathers. They are not moved by the rhetoric of socialisms priest and preachers whether found in academia, media, Hollywood or political office. They are driven by the proof shown to them...
  • Survey: Less Than 1 Percent of Young Adults Hold Biblical Worldview

    03/10/2009 1:55:01 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 40 replies · 3,033+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | March 10, 2009 | Jennifer Riley
    Less than one percent of the youngest adult generation in America has a biblical worldview, found a new study examining the changes in worldview among Christians and the overall U.S. population. The Mosaic generation, those between the ages of 18 and 23, “rarely” have a biblical worldview as defined by The Barna Group. The research data found that less than one-half of one percent of Mosaics have a biblical worldview. A biblical worldview, as defined by the Barna study, is believing that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is completely accurate in all of the principles it teaches; Satan is...
  • Christianity Is No Longer Americans’ Default Faith

    01/12/2009 5:52:48 AM PST · by Sopater · 57 replies · 1,486+ views
    The Barna Group ^ | January 12, 2009
    Image courtesy of istockphoto. click for info Christianity Is No Longer Americans’ Default FaithJanuary 12, 2009 (Ventura, California) - For much of America’s history, the assumption was that if you were born in America, you would affiliate with the Christian faith. A new nationwide survey by The Barna Group, however, indicates that people’s views have changed. The study discovered that half of all adults now contend that Christianity is just one of many options that Americans choose from and that a huge majority of adults pick and choose what they believe rather than adopt a church or denomination’s slate...
  • Barna: How People of Faith Voted in the 2008 Presidential Race

    11/10/2008 3:02:22 AM PST · by rhema · 12 replies · 430+ views
    Barna Group ^ | November 11, 2008
    < snip > Evangelicals are a small proportion of the national population - just 7% of all adults. But they tend to capture the imagination and attention of the national media and political pundits. The survey data consistently show that evangelical Christians have among the highest rates of voting turnout. . . and are strikingly different from the rest of the population - even from other born again Christians who are not evangelical. As was true in the past two presidential elections, two-thirds of all evangelicals who were registered to vote (65%) were aligned with the Republican Party. One out...
  • A New Generation Expresses its Skepticism and Frustration with Christianity

    11/05/2008 9:05:38 AM PST · by HarleyD · 22 replies · 1,670+ views
    Barna Group ^ | Sept 24, 2007 | Barna Group
    As the nation’s culture changes in diverse ways, one of the most significant shifts is the declining reputation of Christianity, especially among young Americans. A new study by The Barna Group conducted among 16- to 29-year-olds shows that a new generation is more skeptical of and resistant to Christianity than were people of the same age just a decade ago. The study of Christianity’s slipping image is explored in a new book, entitled unChristian, by David Kinnaman, the president of The Barna Group. The study is a result of collaboration between Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons of the Fermi Project. Rising...
  • Obama Ahead Among Christian Voters, Poll Says (Laughable!)

    08/13/2008 2:06:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies · 184+ views
    All Headline News ^ | August 13, 2008 | Kris Alingod
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - A national poll said on Wednesday that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is ahead of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) among Christian voters.According to the Barna Group, a Christian polling organization, Obama leads McCain in all except one of the 19 faith groups identified in the poll. The Democrat leads among Christians overall, 43-34 percent. Twenty-one percent of voters were undecided. Obama holds the support of non-evangelical born again Christians, 43-34 percent, notional Christians, 44-28 percent, people aligned with faiths other than Christianity, 56-24 percent, Catholics, 39-29 percent, and Protestants, 43-34 percent. It is the first time in...