What with the Nones, declining church membership, declining church attendance, and consistently bad PR, Christianity seems to be fading from American culture.
But as John Blake writes for CNN (no less), in a story with this headline, Predictions about the decline of Christianity in America may be premature.
He brings up various factors, but here is his main point:
For years, church leaders and commentators have warned that Christianity is dying in America. They say the American church is poised to follow the path of churches in Western Europe: soaring Gothic cathedrals with empty pews, shuttered church buildings converted into skate parts and nightclubs, and a secularized society where one theologian said Christianity as a norm is “probably gone for good — or at least for the next 100 years.”