Church attendance and other marks of religious observance are in decline, but a new study has found that people–including the non-religious–are still praying. In fact, 57% of Americans say they pray every day, and 75% pray once a week or more. This would seem to indicate a shift away from corporate religion to privatized religion. See details after the jump.
Question: From a Christian perspective, is the persistence of prayer, even as church attendance declines, a good thing, in the sense of better than nothing, or a sign of spiritual sensibility despite it all? Or, as Joe Carter argues, is it a bad thing? [Read more...]