This is a brief article based on an older Religious News Service article about the rise of the nones. Is it more than just politics that is resulting in millennials abandoning religion? I very much believe that the changing demographics is also a factor. Continue reading
A college professor from Pitzer in Claremont, California writes an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times about secular families and ethics. As the nones grow in the United States, secular families are teaching and imparting ethics and morality in children and in the process show that God is not needed. It will be interesting to watch these families over the course of time. Continue reading
This is a brief post pushing an article I read at the Religion News Service. The article deals with the growth of folk religion and how its affecting the “nones”, Catholics, atheists, and other Christians. Continue reading
This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading
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.
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
E.J. Dione wrote a column in The Washington Post that took off on social media. I first read it and moved on, but I kept seeing it coming up on Twitter. E.J. looks at the reason why young people are abandoning religion and why the Nones are swelling as time passes. This looks at how evangelical involvement in politics as well as how religion is used, combined with shifting attitudes of being gay are affecting culture. Continue reading