Articles about Thom Rainer

Thom Rainer is the founder of Church Answers, former president of LifeWay Christian Resources, former dean of missions and evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, church consultant, author, and speaker.

Understanding the Types of Religious People in the United States – Part 2

During the COVID pandemic of 2020, many churches have been challenged to reassess their mission, and to look for new ways to reach out more effectively. PEW Research provides helpful info about religious thought in America. Part 2. Audio, 24:27

Understanding the Types of Religious People in the United States – Part 1

During the COVID pandemic of 2020, many churches have been challenged to reassess their mission, and to look for new ways to reach out more effectively. PEW Research provides helpful info about religious thought in America.

12 Reasons People Give up on Church

Most of us know someone who used to go to church, but then gave up and stayed home. Here are some of their reasons, gathered over 20 years. Note that most have no connection to whether Christianity is true.

Five Reasons Pastors Should Have Hope in the Post-Pandemic Era

The pandemic has given us many reasons to stress and contemplate the future.Dr. Thom Rainer and Mark Clifton discuss the other side of the coin and give us five reasons pastors should have hope as we look to the post-pandemic era.