Churched Children Get Better Grades!
October 23, 2008

Church attendance has as much greater effect on a teen’s grade point average as whether their parents earned a college degree, according to a University of Iowa study. Do you take your children and grandchildren to church? ...
 

 
Family, Christian Movies Dominate the Independent Film Market
October 19, 2008

As in recent years, family and Christian movies have dominated the independent film market serving 1,000 theaters or less in the United States and Canada. In fact, the two best-selling movies this year that appeared in 1,000 theaters or less so far were the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert movie and the Christian movie FIREPROOF, which has made more than $26 million, for a whopping $28,729 per screen average! Please help MOVIEGUIDE® get this extremely positive good news out to the top studio executives that run Hollywood and who are, in many ways, the primary teachers of our youth. ...
 

 
U.S. Churches Are More Focused on Home
October 17, 2008

Some new statistics show that churches in the United States are more focused on what’s happening in the U.S. than missionary work overseas to the vast majority of the world’s population. For example, more than 90% of a local church’s budget never leaves the U.S. Also, the U.S. Center for World Missions finds only 5.7% of giving to Christian causes goes to foreign missions. Furthermore, 87% of foreign missions funds go for work among those who are already Christians, 12% among evangelized non-believers and only 1% among unevangelized people groups. Finally, 90% of Christian workers live in countries having 10% of the world’s population. Of course, the mass media of entertainment has a worldwide influence on society, from the smallest...
 

 
Religion Helps Teenagers Avoid Marijuana
October 15, 2008

A Brigham Young University study finds religious involvement (regardless of the denomination) makes teenagers half as likely to use marijuana as their peers without religious participation! “After we accounted for family and peer characteristics,” said Stephen Bahr, one of the study’s authors, “there was an independent effect that those who were religious were less likely to do drugs, even when their friends were users.” Once again, the contention by clueless atheists and agnostics that religion is bad for you has been proven wrong! ...
 

 
Americans Say Nation’s Moral Direction Is Wrong
October 13, 2008

More than 70% of Americans believe the nation’s moral compass is headed in the wrong direction, according to the Knights of Columbus Marist Poll. The poll also found that 70% of Americans oppose same-sex marriages! ...
 

 
‘Active’ Christians Buy More Books
October 11, 2008

“Active” Christians spend 66% more on Christian books than do “Professing,” “Private,” “Liturgical,” and “Cultural” Christians combined. They also buy 63% of their books on impulse, and more of them at Christian retail stores than any other retail outlet. ...
 

 
Small Church Groups Show Increasing Influence
October 09, 2008

Small groups in large churches are fast becoming the way in which Christians relate to one another, and to the world, through their faith, according to one expert. “Megachurches are creating around them structures and especially functions that once were done by the denominations,” says Scott Thumma, author of BEYOND MEGACHURCH MYTHS and Hartford Seminary professor. “They are creating alternative ways for churches and for religious people to get resources to do ministry, to do missions, to connect with other churches.” This could mean that the best way to reach the Christian audience today is through small groups. ...
 

 
Large Evangelical Churches Increase 35%
October 07, 2008

The number of large churches choosing the label “evangelical” has increased 35% since 2000, from 48% to 65%. The question arises, How well are those new churches discipling their flock? ...
 

 
Experts Say Strong Heterosexual Families Help Children Most!
October 05, 2008

A team of researchers from Child Trends, a nonpartisan research center, reports, “Family structure clearly matters for children, and the family structure that helps children the most is a family headed by two biological parents in a low-conflict marriage.” This, and many other studies, refute the contention by homosexual activists, liberals and some “moderates” that homosexuality has no negative effects on society, families or children. Please don’t buy the media lies and misinformation about homosexuality, same-sex marriage and adoption! ...
 

 
U.S. Teenagers Spend $170 Billion Annually on Entertainment
October 03, 2008

U.S. teenagers spend $170 billion per year of their disposable income on entertainment, including books. This shows how great the impact of the mass media of entertainment is on your children and grandchildren. The work of MOVIEGUIDE® to redeem the values of the entertainment industry has never been more important! Please send us a generous donation today. ...
 

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