56 episodes

Apply research insights to ministry leadership decisions with Keep Asking. Join the LifeWay Research team as they engage in thoughtful and fun conversations about taking action using research on today’s church and culture. Hosted by qualitative director, Lizette Beard, along with executive director, Scott McConnell, and statistician, Casey Oliver.



Keep Asking helps listeners apply research findings to relevant church and ministry situations. Pastors, ministry leaders, and anyone with an interest in knowing more will find the team cuts through confusing statistical ideas to deliver data-driven solutions in a fun and engaging way.



The weekly podcast provides clarity on the role research can play in ministry leadership, as well as how to understand, interpret, and take action using these findings. The show draws from a wealth of research-based ministry insights found at LifeWayResearch.com.



LifeWay Research works directly with ministries to provide research that improves their impact, and Keep Asking invites you to the table to learn from the same type of insights. Email questions you would like addressed on future podcasts to research@lifeway.com or reach them on Twitter @LizetteBeard, @smcconn, and @StatsGuyCasey.

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Apply research insights to ministry leadership decisions with Keep Asking. Join the LifeWay Research team as they engage in thoughtful and fun conversations about taking action using research on today’s church and culture. Hosted by qualitative director, Lizette Beard, along with executive director, Scott McConnell, and statistician, Casey Oliver.



Keep Asking helps listeners apply research findings to relevant church and ministry situations. Pastors, ministry leaders, and anyone with an interest in knowing more will find the team cuts through confusing statistical ideas to deliver data-driven solutions in a fun and engaging way.



The weekly podcast provides clarity on the role research can play in ministry leadership, as well as how to understand, interpret, and take action using these findings. The show draws from a wealth of research-based ministry insights found at LifeWayResearch.com.



LifeWay Research works directly with ministries to provide research that improves their impact, and Keep Asking invites you to the table to learn from the same type of insights. Email questions you would like addressed on future podcasts to research@lifeway.com or reach them on Twitter @LizetteBeard, @smcconn, and @StatsGuyCasey.

    Episode 55: Do Americans Believe Worship Services Should Be Entertaining?

    Episode 55: Do Americans Believe Worship Services Should Be Entertaining?

    The research team continues to discuss American views on theology.

    • 14 min
    Episode 54: How Have American Views on Theology Changed Over the Past Two to Four Years?

    Episode 54: How Have American Views on Theology Changed Over the Past Two to Four Years?

    The team discusses results from the 2018 survey of American theological beliefs and how those compare with the 2016 study.

    • 15 min
    Episode 53: Americans Pick and Choose Their Theology

    Episode 53: Americans Pick and Choose Their Theology

    The LifeWay Research team discuss the 2018 State of American theology study and the conflicting theological beliefs Americans hold.

    • 16 min
    Episode 52: New Data on What is Offensive About Christmas

    Episode 52: New Data on What is Offensive About Christmas

    The team discusses recent data on Americans and how they feel about Christmas.

    • 13 min
    Episode 51: A Look at American Protestant Churchgoers and Their Views on the Sabbath and Alcohol

    Episode 51: A Look at American Protestant Churchgoers and Their Views on the Sabbath and Alcohol

    A look at two topics where we’ve found churchgoers often disagree on the biblical direction (and degree) for observance.

    • 16 min
    Episode 50: Pastors’ Views on the #MeToo Movement

    Episode 50: Pastors’ Views on the #MeToo Movement

    Research seeking to understand the thoughts of Protestant churches on the movement to speak up through the #MeToo Movement

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

wendylady2 ,

Much Needed New Voice

This is a wonderful podcast. Lizette's laughter and personality are great. By adding that to actual data and research, a new and much-needed voice is added to the church.

DataNerd2 ,

Quirky but decent

They are a quirky crew, but this is helpful stuff. The female host is a little over the top at times but being a stats nerd, I respect that they have a real statistician weighing in on everything. My only suggestion is maybe don't try and oversimplify too much. Smart people can understand big words. That's why we have dictionaries.

MD Lowe ,

Insightful Podcast

LifeWay Research continues to provide insightful and relevant reseach for the church and church leaders with this podcast.

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