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.
By Kristin Rudolph The “nones,” those generally between ages 18 and 30 who describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious” have been a frequent topic of discussion and speculation recently. From questioning what has caused a drop in religious affiliation, to examining if the trend is growing, the “nones” have been poked, prodded, and dissected […]
By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) Secular elites like to insist that America and by implication the world is growing ever more secular. The evidence is doubtful at best. In 2012 a much trumpeted Pew study showed a record number of Americans professing to be religiously unaffiliated, with 20 percent declared as “nones.” Although the same study showed about […]
A new Pew Research Center poll, the last before the election, shows majorities of evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, and Roman Catholics supporting Mitt Romney. White evangelicals support Romney over Barack Obama by 78 percent to 16 percent, about equaling George W. Bush’s record evangelical support in 2004, which some believed was the margin of victory. White […]
There continues to be lots of buzz about the Pew Research Center’s new study asserting nearly 20 percent of Americans are now religiously unaffiliated. And there seems to be endless fascination with these free-spirits. Secularists and some liberals believe the unaffiliated’s rejection of organized religion validates their own critique of conservative religiosity. Traditionalists want churches […]
By Mark Tooley A new Pew Research Center study of America’s evolving religious demographic asserts that nearly 20 percent of Americans are now religiously unaffiliated, while historically dominant Protestants are now under 50 percent. The headlines have understandably cited the study as proof of America’s secularization. The truth is probably more complicated, more interesting, and […]