Russell Moore just wrote a piece on the declining number of those in America identifying themselves as Christian.
He responds, “Good!” These tweets sum things up quite well:
.@tonywoodlief Another headline for Pew data: “Large Group of Nonbelievers Gain Self-awareness.”
— Nathan Duffy (@TheIllegit) May 12, 2015
Here are some key statements from his piece:
The number of Americans who identify as Christians has reached an all-time low, and is falling. I think this is perhaps bad news for America, but it is good news for the church.
Christianity isn’t normal anymore, and that’s good news. Only a strange gospel can differentiate itself from the worlds we construct.
The gospel comes to sinners, not to the righteous. It is easier to speak a gospel to the lost than it is to speak a gospel to the kind-of-saved.
We don’t have Mayberry anymore, if we ever did. Good. Mayberry leads to hell just as surely as Gomorrah does.
The future of Christianity is bright. I don’t know that from surveys and polls, but from a word Someone spoke one day back at Caesarea Philippi.
I recommend reading the full article here. It’s very perceptive.