Christianity in the New Age

Wednesday, 01 Jan 2020

In 2015, a Pew survey on religion was released that confirmed the greatest hopes of some and the greatest fears of others—Christianity is in decline in America.1 Or is it? After digging through the data, Ed Stetzer pointed out that “convictional Christianity” is actually holding steady but “nominal Christianity” is hemorrhaging. The real story, Stetzer concludes, is the swift drift of millions from “nominals” into “nones.”2 Yet even this conclusion is unintentionally misleading, and the ramifications for how we approach the culture is huge. Practically speaking, these nones are not atheists and agnostics—...

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