[asa] The coming Evangelical collapse?

From: Dehler, Bernie <bernie.dehler@intel.com>
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 16:28:59 EDT

The coming Evangelical collapse?

Article:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20090310/cm_csm/yspencer;_ylt=AirST8_.O1LREAo7tfJJ_yIDW7oF

This is an opinion piece in the Christian Science Monitor.

Here's an excerpt about the author:

Michael Spencer is a writer and communicator living and working in a Christian community in Kentucky. He describes himself as "a postevangelical reformation Christian in search of a Jesus-shaped spirituality." This essay is adapted from a series on his blog, InternetMonk.com .

Article excerpt:

We are on the verge - within 10 years - of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity. This breakdown will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and it will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West.

Within two generations, evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its occupants. (Between 25 and 35 percent of Americans today are Evangelicals.) In the "Protestant" 20th century, Evangelicals flourished. But they will soon be living in a very secular and religiously antagonistic 21st century.
 

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