On Christmas Day, USA Today online featured an article “For Many, ‘Losing My Religion’ isn’t just a song: It’s life.” The article cites studies and interviews revealing that more and more people in America are spiritually apathetic. They’re not interested in religion, in God, in church, or in “spirituality.” They’re not concerned with finding a church, finding the purpose of life, or finding eternal life after this life.
You know what I say to that? Yup.
It’s true. I see it all the time. It’s true, and it’s part of the reason church attendance in America is shrinking exponentially, and even the churches that are growing are growing almost exclusively through absorbing Christians from other churches.
And churches aren’t responding to it as they need to.
Tomorrow I’ll share a few thoughts on what I think churches have to do.