George Barna to Discuss Brand-New Worldview Research on American Pastors Network ‘Stand in the Gap Today’ Radio Show Wednesday
Well-Known Social Science Researcher Will Unveil Results of New Survey on APN Program; Will Continue as Regular Monthly Guest
March 24, 2020
PHILADELPHIA—Well-known social science researcher George Barna will unveil brand-new research about Americans’ worldview on the American Pastors Network’s (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) popular, live, daily radio program “Stand in the Gap Today” on Wednesday, March 25.
“The American Pastors Network and ‘Stand in the Gap Today’ is honored that George Barna chose to debut this important research with us this week,” said APN President Sam Rohrer. “For decades, our friend George Barna has delved into the American culture and personality with his excellent and timely research. From our conversations with him, we are learning that ‘dangerously few’ Americans possess a biblical worldview, and we look forward to talking with George more about his important findings and what it means for our nation and the American church.”
Barna conducted the new national survey about the worldview of Americans in January through his role at the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University (ACU). The research, known as the American Worldview Inventory, is the first wave of what will be an annual survey. The assessment is based on 51 worldview questions, examining both beliefs and behavior, which were provided to a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults.
“In the American Worldview Inventory, we measure not just beliefs but also the application of those beliefs—our behavior—because people do what they believe,” Barna said. “If you truly believe something, you integrate into how you live, and your lifestyle reflects those beliefs. As a result, our worldview research always balances examining both what we believe to be true with how we translate such beliefs into action. That’s why we refer to someone with a biblical worldview as an integrated disciple: they have blended their intellectual acceptance of biblical principles into their physical application of those perspectives. In other words, they are integrated disciples of Jesus Christ because they have translated their ability to think like Jesus into ways of living like Him as well.”
Going forward, Barna will be a regular monthly guest on “Stand in the Gap Today.” He has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media development, research and ministry. He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and helped it become a leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009. He has written more than 50 books and his work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media.
The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University is located on the school’s campus in Phoenix. CRC conducts nationwide research studies to understand the intersection of faith and culture and shares the information with organizations focused on impacting the spheres of cultural influence in order to transform American culture with biblical truth. Like ACU, CRC embraces the Christian faith but remains non-partisan and inter-denominational. In addition to Barna, Dr. Tracy Munsil serves as the Executive Director of the Center. Learn more at www.crc.com.
APN hopes thousands will join the ministry for its national prayer movement called “52 Tuesdays,” in which the faithful from around the country will come together to pray for the moral and spiritual renewal of our nation every Tuesday leading up to Election Day 2020.
This dedicated season of prayer not only addresses the important 2020 presidential election but also other topics close to Christians’ hearts. Prayer warriors nationwide can add their name to the growing “52 Tuesdays” list here.
Rohrer, along with Pennsylvania Pastors Network Executive Director Gary Dull and North Carolina Pastors Network President Dave Kistler, invites cultural experts to discuss a variety of pressing topics and headlines from a biblical and constitutional perspective to “Stand in the Gap Today.” Archived programs can be viewed here. Rohrer also hosts the daily short radio feature “Stand in the Gap Minute, and “best of” shows from the week are broadcast on “Stand in the Gap Weekend.”
Likewise, “Stand in the Gap TV” considers transcending complex and divisive cultural issues, seemingly difficult to navigate, from a biblical worldview perspective while bringing clarity to cultural confusion and making sense of the nonsense around us.
View the media page for APN here, which also details information about “Stand in the Gap” radio programming. For more information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. For information about forming a state chapter of APN, contact email@example.com.
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