As the US census charts a decade of dramatic changes, two congregations have lived it. Matt Friend is a proud native of Charleston, West Virginia. But the lead pastor of Bible Center Church will admit that the city has changed. “There’s definitely a lot less traffic now,” he said. His home city has the dubious distinction of being the fastest-shrinking city in the United States, according to the US Census. In 1960, Charleston had a population of 85,796. The city has gotten smaller every decade since and now has fewer than 50,000 people. Preliminary census data released in April suggests…

How the church should help the rising number of people sleeping on the streets. Across the country, American cities are unsuccessfully grappling with how best to address homelessness. This month, Austin criminalized sitting, lying, or camping in public. Sausalito, an upscale community in the Bay Area canceled its annual art festival when its location conflicted with the proposed place to relocate the homeless population that is currently living on the city’s waterfront. Los Angeles is considering moving forward with establishing a government-funded tent encampment. Nationally, here’s how The New York Timessummed it up in March of this year. "Homelessness in…

In the midst of a new virus outbreak, China works to avoid past mistakes by communicating information faster and restricting travel.

A small dairy farm that floats on waterways is being tested in the Netherlands as a way to bring animal products closer to the cities and save space.

At a rally, President Trump escalated attacks on big cities, most run by “Democrat politicians” and harmed by “the far left’s destructive agenda.”

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, What Does It Mean to Live in a Post-Truth World?: An Interview with Abdu Murray] According to Barna research (@barnagroup), the most post-Christian city in America is Springfield–Holyoke, MA. And the northeast/New England portion of the United States is the most post-Christian region, since the top eight city areas on the list — Portland–Auburn, ME; Providence, RI–New Bedford, MA; Burlington, VT; Boston, MA–Manchester, NH; Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY; Hartford–New Haven, CT; and Rochester, NY — are located there. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Finding Truth: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey] Barna bases the “post-Christian” label…