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David Kinnaman

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David Kinnaman on “Ministry in the Age of Algorithms”

The Child Discipleship Podcast

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Faith For Exiles, Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is also a speaker at the 2022 Child Discipleship Forum, and the CEO of The Barna Group and, which partnered with Awana to produce Children’s Ministry in a New Reality which is a research project with direct implications for your upcoming ministry year. David, Ross Cochran, and Matt Markins discuss the project, how it came to be, and how senior leadership in particular should be looking at children’s ministry this year. Thanks for listening! SHOW NOTES SUBSCRIBE wherever you get your podcasts today so you never miss an episode. Get your copy of Children’s Ministry in a New Reality Get your tickets to the 2022 Child Discipleship Forum Learn more about David Kinnaman and The Barna Group You can leave a voicemail for the show at 630-289-5353 and email the show at podcasts@awana.org.  Don’t forget to like Awana on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram! The post David Kinnaman on “Ministry in the Age of Algorithms” appeared first on Child Discipleship.


12 Aug 2022

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Best Of the Cause+Effect Podcast with David Kinnaman and Steve McBeth

The Cause+Effect Podcast

On this "Best Of" episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, we revisit our time this season with David Kinnaman and Steve McBeth. Kinnaman, CEO of the Barna Group, joins the Cause+Effect Podcast to discuss some of their most recent research concerning Christianity and the emerging generation. McBeth is the founding president of Disney Interactive Worldwide, former Senior Advisor for the Barna Group, and, more recently, he has worked in the faith film industry, where he has been active with many industry players and faith ministries in the entertainment arena.


14 Jul 2022

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Episode 514: How Politics Poisoned the Evangelical Church with Drew Dyck & David Kinnaman

The Holy Post

A recent article in the Atlantic reveals how the political polarization in the United States is now tearing evangelical churches apart. And Marvin Olasky, the former editor of World Magazine, writes about the dramatic change he witnessed among evangelicals over his long career. Drawing from thousands of letters he received, Olasky concludes, “The Republican party platform has become more important than the gospel for many who identify as evangelicals.” Special guest co-host Drew Dyck joins Phil and Skye to discuss the articles. Then, president of Barna research, David Kinnaman, is back with more stats to unpack. With a record number of pastors thinking seriously about quitting, and political polarization listed among the top reasons, Kinnaman says the church is facing a crisis of discipleship. He believes we need a political theology that’s rooted in the gospel rather than partisanship. But is it too late? Also this week, fear over climate change is making progressives question the morality of having kids. And, South Korean college students are flush with cash. News Segment 0:00 - Intro 4:24 - News of the Butt 9:54 - Climate change and having kids 20:15 - How politics poisoned the evangelical church 30:47 - Evangelical Christianity in the age of Trump Sponsors 57:08 - World Relief worldrelief.org/holypost 59:04 - Faithful Counseling faithfulcounseling.com/holypost Barna Brief with David Kinnaman 1:00:14 - Barna Brief intro 1:01:32 - Data on pastors considering quitting 1:04:23 - Reason 1: Stress of job 1:06:20 - Reason 2: Loneliness 1:09:54 - Reason 3: Political division 1:21:05 - Good news in this data? 1:29:42 - Credits Barna Brief links: Barna Group, Faith Leadership in a Divided Culture https://shop.barna.com/products/faith-leadership-in-a-divided-culture Resilient Pastor Cohort (discount code is HOLYPOST15): barna.com/cohort “The Resilient Pastor” by Glenn Packiam - https://amzn.to/3HK2f4R News segment links: “South Korean Toilet Allows Students to Pay With Their Poop” - https://interestingengineering.com/south-korean-toilet-allows-students-to-pay-with-their-poop “Your Kids are Not Doomed” by Ezra Klein (NYT Opinion) -https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/05/opinion/climate-change-should-you-have-kids.html Andrew Walker tweet - https://twitter.com/andrewtwalk/status/1534136018269614081?s=20&t=Hvg_G52SvOYW0k8HIoNQRQ “How Politics Poisoned the Evangelical Church” by Tim Alberta (The Atlantic) - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/evangelical-church-pastors-political-radicalization/629631/ “The Sixty Years’ War: Evangelical Christianity in the Age of Trump” by Marvin Olasky (National Review) - https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2022/06/27/the-sixty-years-war-evangelical-christianity-in-the-age-of-trump/ The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

1hr 30mins

22 Jun 2022

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Circles & Spaces LIVE with David Kinnaman

Circles & Spaces

We recently sat down with a LIVE audience of youth leaders and special guest CEO of the Barna Group and author David Kinnaman. Alpha youth,  World vision,  and biblica partnered on a study of Gen Z with Barna. We found Gen Z  to be the open generation, but what does this mean? Join us as David shares some of the findings. Preview  the journals of the open generation study:http://www.opengeneration.info/sneakpeek


13 May 2022

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Finding Faith as an Exile with David Kinnaman

The Cause+Effect Podcast

David Kinnaman, CEO of the Barna Group, joins the Cause+Effect Podcast to discuss some of their most recent research concerning Christianity and the emerging generation. Kinnaman argues that in a world where always-connected smart devices and search algorithms educate and entertain, digital Babylon is the new context for discipleship. His recent book, Faith for Exiles, reveals findings from a groundbreaking three-year research study of young Christians whose faith remains resilient even in exile. Kinnaman remains full of faith that there is a path back to the church for many of these exiles, on this important episode Trent and Rick Dunham discuss Barna’s five research-based practices that could lead that way.


3 Mar 2022

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Episode 498: Making Christian Disciples or Christian Nationalists? with David Kinnaman

The Holy Post

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the heroic resistance the Russian troops have encountered raises new questions about patriotism. When is love for our country godly, and when does it unknowingly lead to evil? Plus, a new study tries to define Christian nationalism, explain why Black and White Christian nationalists are so different, and advise how to prevent the heresy from spreading in churches. Then, David Kinnaman, President of the Barna Group, is back for another “Barna Brief.” His latest research finds over 70 percent of pastors are very concerned about the spread of Christian nationalism, but most aren’t sure what to do about it. And - why measuring church attendance says almost nothing about a church’s spiritual health or effectiveness at making disciples. News Segment: 0:00 - Intro 4:20 - Ukraine and patriotism February French Friday episode - https://www.holypost.com/post/french-friday-putin-pentecostals-christian-nationalism Interview with Robert Tracy McKenzie- https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-495-the-false-gospel-of-democracy-with-robert-tracy-mckenzie 23:50 - Christian nationalism and race “Christian Nationalism and the January 6, 2021 Insurrection” report - https://bjconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Christian_Nationalism_and_the_Jan6_Insurrection-2-9-22.pdf “Theology Cannot Save Us” article - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/february-web-only/christian-theology-evangelicalism-cannot-save-us.html “Trayvon Martin’s Murder and the Death of the Evangelical Racial Reconciliation Movement” article - https://jemartisby.substack.com/p/trayvon-martins-murder-and-the-death?utm_source=url&s=r Sponsor 47:51 - Faithful Counseling faithfulcounseling.com/holypost Barna Brief with David Kinnaman: 49:44 - Interview start 51:40 - Reception to data on pastors 53:59 - Measuring effectiveness of discipleship 1:14:03 - Pastors’ concerns about Christian nationalism 1:23:40 - End To learn more about Barna’s initiatives for supporting pastors, go to Barna.com/ResilientPastor

1hr 24mins

2 Mar 2022

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Episode 489: The Evangelical Empire Strikes Back & Barna Briefs with David Kinnaman

The Holy Post

After the mess that was 2020, we had such high hopes for 2021. Were our expectations met? Phil and Skye look back on the year when the evangelical empire dug in its heels. Those opposed to #MeToo and Black Lives Matter responded by labeling empathy a sin. Voices advocating for women and people of color within the SBC left the denomination. The Salvation Army reversed course on racial sensitivity, and female scholars faced a backlash for exposing Christian nationalism and patriarchy. Will 2022 be any different, or will the sorting of the entire culture into Red and Blue tribes continue? And how wide will the rift between classical and cultural evangelicals get? Then, the president of Barna Group, David Kinnaman, joins Skye to launch a new reoccurring segment—Barna Briefs. Kinnaman reveals brand new data about the state of the church and how the pandemic has revealed wide discontent among churchgoers with their congregations. He also says popular church structures are clearly insufficient for forming mature disciples and new church models are desperately needed. Kinnaman also reveals an alarming number of pastors are ready to leave ministry. Is there a silver lining to all of the troubling data? News Segment: 0:00 - Intro 4:34 - Looking back and looking ahead https://www.holypost.com/post/438-the-year-that-unveiled-evangelicalism-with-john-fea 9:10 - Stories from 2021: The “sin of empathy” conversation Holy Post episode 472 - https://youtu.be/D_NHhmdss5w?t=2000 12:28 - Was 2021 “The Empire Strikes Back”? 15:47 - Russell Moore and the ERLC Painting Phil references - https://www.metrotimes.com/the-scene/archives/2021/12/12/detroit-artist-jonathan-harris-strikes-a-nerve-around-the-world-with-critical-race-theory-painting26:02 - Salvation Army and “wokeness” 32:18 - Books from this year “Jesus and John Wayne” by Kristin Kobes Du Mez - https://amzn.to/3mHdVMx “The Making of Biblical Womanhood” by Beth Allison Barr - https://amzn.to/3ECopmL 42:01 - The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/ “Church Refugees” by Josh Packard - https://amzn.to/3pzky5m “A Church Called Tov ” by Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer - https://amzn.to/3z4DJr7 53:06 - Looking toward 2022 Movie Phil references - “Don’t Look Up” (2021) Barna Brief with David Kinnaman: Free download for Holy Post listeners: https://www.barna.com/holypost/ 1:02:37 - Interview Start 1:04:12 - Project intro: State of the Church https://www.barna.com/stateofthechurch/ 1:05:31 - Digital church and effects of the pandemic 1:17:06 - Growing crisis among pastors 1:22:53 - Mental and emotional impact of pandemic The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

1hr 28mins

29 Dec 2021

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David Kinnaman

The RELEVANT Podcast

This week, the Barna Group's David Kinnaman joins us to shed some light on new research into the rise of pastor burnout. Also, the gang breaks down just how realistic the Thanos snap was and ranks their favorite Keanu Reeves movies. Oh, and Jesse's thinking about opening a new video rental store.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/support Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/relevantpodcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


30 Nov 2021

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088 | Bonus: Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman on How Pastors Want to Quit Full Time Ministry and Ways to Persevere

ChurchPulse Weekly

Carey Nieuwhof and David Kinnaman discuss a brand new statistic revealing that 38% of pastors have seriously considered quitting full time ministry in the last 12 months. Their conversation offers insights into why this finding matters and how to encourage them to persevere.


22 Nov 2021

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David Kinnaman & Mark Sayers: Where God Might Want To Take Us Next

Canadian Church Leaders Podcast

Episode 68 | David Kinnaman from Barna and Mark Sayers of Red Church to explore what some of the latest data and church trends might mean for the future of the church and pastoring. Barna in 2019 and 2021 did a significant research project called the Connected Generation where they interviewed 18-35 year olds on areas of church engagement, mental health, and global concerns. In this episode, they specifically explore the Canadian data and what it might reveal about the shifting trends in young christians and non christians. Something Mark emphasizes is that although many of the trends can seem discouraging, we have seen them coming; the pandemic just acted as a portal to jump us ahead faster. For example, many of the people who have left the church during the pandemic were already considering it anyways. So where does that leave us? Well, both David and Mark have hope. What remains is a faithful remnant who have chosen to stay and who are hungrier than ever for the things of God.  About | David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Faith For Exiles, Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with more than two million individuals and overseen thousands of U.S. and global research studies. He lives in California with his three children. Mark Sayers is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. Mark is the author of a number of books including Strange Days and Reappearing Church.  Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace, and twin boys, Hudson and Billy.  Links from the show: Connected Generation Report Blog | www.ccln.ca/episodes Website | www.ccln.ca

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4 Oct 2021