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The death of Christianity


Nov 13 2002
01:17 pm

From today’s “slices” over at relevant mag:
“According to a recent survey by Ellison Research of Phoenix, the majority of pastors are not upbeat about the future of Christianity in America.”

Here is the actual link to the study:

The thing that is interesting to about this to me is that this isn’t the first time that any of us have heard Christianity is going down hill. I heard a telling statement a few months ago that I don’t know if I believe (but it is scary):

Christianity in America will be dead within the next 10 years if things keep going as they are now.
(paraphrase from a speech by Dr. John Mark Reynold, Biola U.)

So my question:
Can Christianity die in America?
Will Christianity die in America?

I read another study from George Barna’s latest…he says that American “Evangelical” Christians only compose 5% of the population…and that number is decreasing.

I want to be a part of what makes Chrsitianity thrive again in America. That’s why we have places like *cino.

but will it be enough?


Jan 10 2003
03:09 pm

Homer Simpson did say that beer was the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems…

Anyway, has anyone read The Calvary Road by Roy Hession? It was written in the ‘50s I think but it’s all about revival and is extremely relevant. His main point is that a true revival is not just an event or a tent or whatever, but it’s the heart. In other words, as BBC and others stated, the revival in America starts with us individually being revived and transformed more and more to the likeness of Christ.

Pretty easy, huh?