This week The Atlantic ran a story, The Rise of the Christian Left in America, the money quote of which is:
According to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in partnership with the Brookings Institution, the religious balance of power is shifting in ways that could make the religious left the new “Moral Majority,” figuratively speaking. If current trends persist, religious progressives will soon outnumber religious conservatives, a group that is shrinking with each successive generation, the data show.
Two years ago I wrote The Inevitability of the Rise of Progressive Christianity.
See? That’s why you should always buy the extra large crystal ball. Sure, it costs more. But you see so much more.
How wonderfully heartening it is that each generation of Christians is becoming more Christian, not less so—that increasingly young people are taking to heart the entire message of the Bible, rather than using bits and pieces extracted from it to forge a Bizzaro Christianity that primarily serves to justify convictions, attitudes, and practices that are the direct opposite of everything Jesus stood for.
So yay, I say! Yay for the new day’s new way!