More Data for White Mainline Protestants

In my previous post I explored how white mainline Protestant church leaders are out of touch with two groups: 1) the conservatives in their own ranks as well as the rest of the United States and 2) marginalized Christians. This was based on the Pew Research Center’s most recent political typology report. From this, I…

A Tale of Two American Evangelicalisms

That there is not one, coherent evangelical church in the United States today is no surprise. Simply reading the responses to any tweet Ed Stetzer, a recognized evangelical leader in the United States, makes about Pres. Trump provides anecdotal evidence of this. Now, thanks the Pew Research Center, there are data and concepts available to…

Trends in America 3: Disparity

In our last two posts, we have looked at the trends affecting people living in the United States. Our hope is that in reviewing these, we can more effectively reach out to Americans with the gospel because we are able to deal with the issue that are most affecting them. Two weeks ago, we saw…

Trends in America 2: Incivility

We are continuing our look at trends affecting people in the United States this week. Last week we saw that stress was reaching new heights for Americans, leading to more severe illnesses and higher mortality rates. This week we look at another issue that could likely be seen as a result of stress, but is…

Trends in America 1: Stress

Much of the data shared at church conferences focuses around how Americans are minimizing their relationship to the mainline denominations and are increasingly choosing to be unaffiliated religiously. This rightly deserves attention, however if we want to share the gospel effectively, this is not the data that we need to focus on most closely. People…