TO HOLD ONTO YOUR FLOCK
YOU HAVE TO FEED THE SHEEP
Last week the Pew Research Center released findings that show an accelerating slide in traditional Christianity. No surprise there. Christianity has been on the slide for a long time — at least by the measure of opinion research.
CNN gave a conventional take on the shrinking numbers of self-identifying Christians from 78.4 percent of the U.S. population in 2007 to the current 70.6, noting that…
“almost every major branch of Christianity in the United States has lost a significant number of members … mainly because millennials are leaving the fold. More than one-third of millennials now say they are unaffiliated with any faith, up 10 percentage points since 2007.”
(My, my, my — those darned millennials. So hip, so detached, so cynical. Seen it all, done it all. No one seems able to please them.)