The Rise of the Nones Is Officially Linked to the Politicization of Evangelicalism Which is Forcing People From Faith

At the Religion News Service a column draws attention to a new book recently published that offers significant work on the “Nones.” The large rise of the “Nones’ has now been linked to the politicization of faith which leads some to believe that they don’t have a home in faith and to leave. This work comes from two professors at the University of Notre Dame and one from the University of Akron.  Continue reading

Reflection on an Atlantic Article that Discusses how Religion Declined in the United States and how the Nones Grew

Recently a new article came out at The Atlantic that looked at the rise of the nones and examined why America was becoming more secular. What contributed to the decline of religion is the marrying of politics and he Republican Party, the end of the Cold War and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The rise of the internet also has played a role. Today you can Google yourself into atheism which previously was not possible.  Continue reading

Recommended Read: Michael Gerson in the Washington Post on Why White Evangelicals Should Panic

Michael Gerson wrote a column at the Washington Post the other day which created a lot of attention on social media. The post dealt with why white evangelicals should be afraid. Their embrace of politics and Trump has come with a large trade off: Many people in the 18 to 29 age bracket are rejecting evangelicalism and walking away. Continue reading

Franklin Graham Says Donald Trump is a “Defender of the Christian Faith.” Plus Newsweek on Young Evangelicals Abandoning Faith Because of Politics

In an interview recently Franklin Graham said that Donald Trump is a “defender of the Christian faith.” That received a lot of attention and a response from the atheist community. Shortly after that took place Newsweek had a cover story that examines the dying relationship between younger evangelicals and politics. Young evangelicals are walking away from the church in bulk because they are sick of the politics.
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Why People Stop Believing. A Response to an Article Posted at the National EFCA Blog About Christians Who Lose Faith

The national EFCA blog had an article by Paul Chamberlain on Christians who lose faith. I read this blog post and wanted to do a response. I have written about faith crisis and loss of faith. This is an issue that is near and dear to me given my own experience. Above all else its The Wondering Eagle’s hope that the EFCA will honestly listen to those who have lost faith to try and understand them better.  Continue reading