The Rise of the “Nones” (and How Anglicans Can Respond)

by (@bjgingerich) July 16, 2013

Anglicanism has all the tools and aims necessary to meet these challenges. The Anglican way is supposed to be completely intergenerational—all ages participate in the sacramental life of the Church, local and universal. Common Prayer and Holy Communion do not mesh well with age-segregated services for good reason.

Finding Good News in Cultural Christianity’s Decline

by (@TheIRD) March 28, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) You have probably heard something about the collapse of American Christianity, the mass exodus of young people from the Church, and other dramatic doomsday reports about the state of Christianity in America. “The rise of the ‘Nones’” has been one of the most commonly discussed topics in Christian circles over the past […]

Feminism and the Fourth Great Awakening

by (@TheIRD) March 19, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) In a recent lecture, Diana Butler Bass told Claremont School of Theology that our society’s shift away from organized religion and toward spirituality “is an indication of the success of women in leadership and feminist theology.” Bass sees the rising phenomena of ‘spiritual but not religious’ as a result of the […]

Reduced Religious Vitality, Our Nation, and the 2012 Election

by (@bjgingerich) November 13, 2012

by Robert Benne We are indeed a changed country. We are in decline economically, socially, and culturally.  And the crucial factor—religion—that undergirds all those sectors is losing its punch. The victory of Barack Obama is a sure sign of these changes. Let’s start with the economic dimension.  We have incurred trillions of dollars of debt […]