Some Interesting Articles on the State of Christianity in America

Yahoo News posted an interesting article on the decline of Christianity in America.  Compare that article  to George Barna’s new study on the number of people who hold a biblical worldview in our country.

What will have to happen for the trend to reverse?  Share your thoughts…


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Aaron is a follower of Jesus. He's married to his smokin' hot wife Laura and is the father of three adorable girls. He enjoys a robust cigar, a complex root beer, a good movie, writing, football, thought-provoking books, and rousing discussions about subjects you're not supposed to talk about (like theology and politics). Religious people irritate him (because he once was one). He's on a quest to find the perfect dry rub and sauce for ribs.
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2 Responses to Some Interesting Articles on the State of Christianity in America

  1. David Willis says:

    Thanks for sharing these. We are rapidly follwing in the footsteps of Europe. Frankly, I think the church needs a complete overhaiul in many ways. Every member ministry is nice but we will need an every member missionary mindset to make any real impact. We will need people doing what you and Laura are doing. Honestly, I don’t see the American church turning it around, but I’m a little pessismistic, so hopefully i’m wrong.

    • Aaron says:

      Willis, I think you’re correct on many points. I do not see established churches turning things around, and I don’t see much in the way of current publicized and popularized church planting methods that glorify the megachurch model and spend loads of coin turning it around (although God has and continues to use that model in various ways). But I do have a lot of hope in some of the younger guys who are doing some really innovative “ancient/future” work–stripping church down, going back to tentmaking, starting with making disciples that sprout churches instead of trying to plant churches that make disciples (the first way being much simpler and thus easier to reproduce and multiply). The future is both scary and exciting.

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