Explaining the Millennial Meltdown

Baylor’s Research on Religion podcast this week features a long interview with your diarist. This is the second time I’ve been on host Anthony “Tony” Gill’s program (first time here). There’s too much there to even try to unpack in one blogpost, so I’ll stick to one item: the declining church attendance of younger Americans. [Read More...]

Turns Out the Devil Didn’t Have All the Good Music

Historians, says Philip Jenkins in his latest Real Clear Religion column, are just now starting to understand with how evangelicalism remade itself in the 1970s. He argues the professors are doing a decent job “showing how Christian movements and leaders developed during these years” but they’re not seriously grappling with pop culture. That grappling is [Read More...]

Philip Jenkins, Meet Adam Sandler

I would like to offer my fellow Patheos blogger Philip Jenkins a bit of unsolicited but highly necessary audio-visual advice: Philip, the next time you feel compelled to write a post like this one, consider appending this video to really drive the point home: [Read more...]


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