Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mohler on America's Religious Landscape

This is a very enlightening read. Here is an excerpt from the article:

More than one-quarter of American adults (28%) have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion -- or no religion at all. If change in affiliation from one type of Protestantism to another is included, roughly 44% of adults have either switched religious affiliation, moved from being unaffiliated with any religion to being affiliated with a particular faith, or dropped any connection to a specific religious tradition altogether.

The first wave of media reports pointed to this section of the report, while pointing to the larger issue of religious diversity and the growth of "nothing in particular" as a response. The "switching" phenomenon was a leading focus of the report summary, with Pew researchers arguing that "religious affiliation in the U.S. is both very diverse and extremely fluid."

What are we to make of this? The report is a credible and extensive review of the American religious landscape. Taken as a whole, the data point to big changes on the horizon. The loss of a Protestant majority will lead to further adjustments in the cultural worldview. Clearly, America is more of a mission field than ever before.

Read the entire article by Dr. Mohler here.


  1. Hey,

    If the links on your site are any indicator, good on ya.

    I found your blog this morning. Very encouraging. I'll be back.

    Good post too.

  2. Great to have you S.J.! Thanks for the encouragement!

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