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Greater Expectations (Frames Series): Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age

Greater Expectations (Frames Series): Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age

by Claire Diaz-Ortiz and Barna Group

Remember when all you needed was a cool business card for cocktail parties? Now social status is determined in a hundred ways that all come with their own pressures-how many Twitter followers do you have? How many facebook page likes? How much traffic does your site get? Are you speaking? Traveling? How full is your inbox? While pressure has always been ther… Read more…

Sacred Roots (Frames Series): Why the Church Still Matters

Sacred Roots (Frames Series): Why the Church Still Matters

by Jon Tyson and Barna Group

"Why should I invest myself in something that I'm not sure does any good?" This is a question many people today are asking about the church. Data shows young people are leaving the church, especially in urban contexts. Yet as Jon Tyson will show you in this Barna Frame, the church has much to offer cities—and individuals—in the 21st century.Whether y… Read more…

Fighting for Peace (Frames Series): Your Role in a Culture Too Comfortable with Violence

Fighting for Peace (Frames Series): Your Role in a Culture Too Comfortable with Violence

by Barna Group and Carol Howard Merritt

There are lots of questions we must ask ourselves when we talk about violence, and our role in perpetuating it or in creating peace. Why are we, as Christians, more comfortable with violence in our movies than sex? What does it mean that Jesus called us to love our enemies? How can we, in our churches, cultivate a peace that might reshape society? Do we crea… Read more…

Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload

Hyperlinked Life: Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload

by David Kinnaman, Barna Group and Jun Young

It’s an age of accelerated information and information overload. The rate and way in which we receive information has changed dramatically: from newspapers and radio and a few nightly news programs to constant news online. We have made our lives available to the world in “tweetable” moments. As much as we try to stop consuming the vast amou… Read more…

Schools in Crisis: They Need Your Help (Whether You Have Kids or Not)

Schools in Crisis: They Need Your Help (Whether You Have Kids or Not)

by Nicole Baker Fulgham and Barna Group

Millions of children are not fulfilling their God-given potential in many of our nation's classrooms. Their potential and purpose is being left on the floor of classrooms in many low-income communities. What may God have called them to do? How is a substandard education prohibiting them from accomplishing that purpose? In what ways are Christians and chu… Read more…

Wonder Women (Frames Series): Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career, and Identity

Wonder Women (Frames Series): Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career, and Identity

by Barna Group and Kate Harris

There is a new reality for mothers in the 21st century-it's a different world with different goals than it was even a generation ago. As little girls, today's moms didn't grow up with ONLY dolls and toy kitchens and princesses and visions of idyllic domesticity and motherhood behind a white picket fence: they were given these but also a little pl… Read more…

Becoming Home (Frames Series): Adoption, Foster Care, and Mentoring--Living Out God's Heart for Orphans

Becoming Home (Frames Series): Adoption, Foster Care, and Mentoring--Living Out God's Heart for Orphans

by Jedd Medefind and Barna Group

Caring for orphans makes grace touchable. When Christians choose to adopt, foster, mentor or support care for orphans around the world, it reveals God's true character to the world like nothing else we can do. This softcover book unpacks specific steps that you can take to care for orphans in distress.Some of these steps are “big” choices like foster… Read more…

Multi-Careering (Frames Series): Do Work That Matters at Every Stage of Your Journey

Multi-Careering (Frames Series): Do Work That Matters at Every Stage of Your Journey

by Bob Goff and Barna Group

Job changes. Restructures. A waning passion. Retirement. A new 'norm' for length at any job.All of these, and more, lead us to wonder about the legacy we are leaving  this world. Are we leaving it better than we found it? Are we able to separate our identity from our career? Maybe you know the deep passion you recently discovered (or re-discover… Read more…

20 and Something (Frames Series): Have the Time of Your Life (And Figure It All Out Too)

20 and Something (Frames Series): Have the Time of Your Life (And Figure It All Out Too)

by Barna Group and David Kim

Twentysomethings today are redefining what this decade means and what making a positive contribution to society looks like. One reality is today's economy - you may find yourself a recent college graduate with no job prospects. As such, many twentysomethings are shifting away from career, to calling, looking for ways to impact the world. Or maybe for you… Read more…