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What To Do When You Feel Disillusioned

Contrary to popular belief, disillusionment can actually be a force for good. Read More

Confessions of a Former Church Cynic

Why I thought I'd moved on from the need for church. And why I came back. Read More

According to the 2014 General Social Survey, which was released last week, 7.5 million Americans have abandoned their religion since 2012. The findings also reveal that nearly a quarter of Americans classify as “nones”—those who claim no religion at all. As RNS notes, “If this growth continues, in a few years, the largest ‘religion' in the U.S. may be no religion at all.” The study also found that the number of people in the U.S. who do not attend church, 35 percent, is at an all-time high. Considering that church attendance and religion in general are on the decline, the survey’s other finding may be somewhat surprising: Just 17 percent say they never pray (though that number too, is a new record high) ... Discuss

I Don’t Like Going to Church. Why Should I Keep Attending?

"I used to like going and got so much out of it. Now, not so much." Read More

4 Divides the Church Needs to Cross

Crossing divides is part of the Church's DNA. Here are some places to get started. Read More

4 Things the Church Is Getting Right

Sure, there are some things we need to work on. But there's a lot to celebrate too. Read More