A former local newsman considers the fate of the Christian faith in his latest blog book review.
The premise is a bit of a leap but we picked out a bit of data this is relevant for readers:
The most recent polling from the Pew Research Center says that the number of Americans who now declare themselves to be religiously unaffiliated has grown to 29 percent, while the percentage of the population that identifies as Christian has fallen from 75 percent 10 years ago to 63 percent today . . .
We've known for decades that Mainline Protestantism in the U.S. has been in consistent decline, but it's now clear that almost all branches of Christianity are in a membership and financial crisis.
To be fair . . .
People stopped believing the news and most elected officials over the past couple of years. And so it's fair to wonder about existential questions that aren't just powered by the next election cycle or Big Pharma.
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From soon after the time both he and his mother almost died in the process of his birth, my friend Fr. W. Paul Jones -- once a United Methodist pastor and theology professor and now, at age 91, a Catholic...