Mr. Tammeus has covered "faith matters" for decades so his opinion on the future for organized religion in the U.S. merits attention.
He advocates change in light of recent news that most Americans have abandoned church membership.
Highlight and prescription for the faithful . . .
"They must reinvent themselves to be true to their traditions even while finding new ways to share their core convictions and the actions that flow from those convictions with others. Which is much more difficult than many people imagine because within settled religious traditions there is a tendency to resist change, especially among those people who imagine that any change compromises their faith. So they can remain on their sinking boat or find ways to sail on in new ways."
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The American religious landscape, once a landslide for Christianity, especially Protestant versions of it, continues to change, and only God knows what it will look like in 50 or 100 years. What we do know is that the number of...