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Politics More Comfortable Than Religion for Americans

A LifeWay study found that 64% of Americans have had at least three conversations about politics in the past month, and 59% would rather talk about politics, compared to 41% who would rather talk about religion. 1 in 2 evangelicals talk about their religion more than politics. Men were more likely than women to prefer politics over religion.
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  • What to Talk About? Are there ways that we can make talking about religion more open and inviting, encouraging others to share their beliefs without the fear of being disrespected?
  • What to Avoid Talking About? Have Christians made the mistake of preferring politics over sharing the gospel? Have we sometimes mixed the two together too much?
  • Boundaries: It’s natural to expect people to hold back on talking about a deeply important matter like religion, and oftentimes we need to trust someone before talking about it.
Where does your church land in talking about politics and religion? Too much politics? Too little religion? Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
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