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While parents are primarily responsible for training children, God also gave the church an essential role in spiritual education. Unfortunately most parents have let the church take it over completely, and the church has failed to equip their children and parents with a real understanding of how to know, defend, and share their faith.
When the church rejects the Bible’s authority in one area, should Christians be surprised that society does not take the Bible’s other teachings seriously? Why should anyone live by God’s Word if it is merely a flawed book that cannot be trusted?
It is unlikely that a single explanation accounts fully for the decline of mainline Protestant churches in the U.S., given that some other mainline churches remain strong. Nonetheless, compromise has not succeeded in drawing seekers to the church, contrary to what compromising Christians often claim.
Thousands of churches all over the country rent—that is, pay money for—space in public schools on Sundays. But now, in New York City, that will change. Perhaps NYC’s Department of Education and judicial powers should look more closely at the Founding Fathers and the clear precedent they set for acceptable use of public buildings.
It comes as no surprise to anyone keeping a finger on the pulse of our culture that a dramatically high number of young people are leaving the church.
Barna reports that “more than two-thirds of skeptics have attended Christian churches in the past—most for an extended period of time.”
Aren’t you as deeply troubled and tremendously burdened as I am when you read these sad statistics about the millennials who attend our churches?
We can now identify the real answers as well as the causes affecting young people who leave the church.
So few pastors are preaching on Genesis. Before we can help, we need to understand what might be holding a pastor back.
Polls show that the twentysomethings sitting next to you in the pews may not embrace your faith. What happened to them?
Ken Ham shares more revealing statistics—this time focusing on the state of the 20s generation inside the Church.
What did the early church believe about creation? In its first 16 centuries the church held to a young earth.
The Bible uses strong language to describe any form of compromise with worldly thinking. And it doesn’t just apply to the ancient Israelites.
A Pew Research Center report, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” shows Christianity declining in America, which AiG has warned the church of for years.
More and more young people are walking out the church doors and not looking back. Why are they leaving?
What is the correlation between worship in the Temple and the church gathering?
Are our church buildings the same as the Temple of the old covenant?
Is the sale of Christian resources at services, or at any meeting in a church, prohibited by John 2 or any other Scripture?
Several times during our session of the annual conference of the United Methodist Church I heard the following phrase spoken quite passionately: “I believe in evolution!”
A Methodist church whose congregation once numbered more than 10,000 members has fallen to under 400 today—a decline reflecting the slow collapse of mainline Protestant churches in the U.S.
A need for a new reformation is evident, both for our culture and for the church. We must return to the Bible as our absolute authority.
The reformers of the sixteenth century believed the only path to lasting reformation was the Word of God.
In a recent survey, we discovered that we are losing kids from church in grade school—not just college. Sunday school is one of the reasons why.
An interview with Al Molher about what the church can do to stop the mass exodus of young adults.
The expanded online interview with Al Mohler discussing why teens are leaving the church.
Why do young people walk away from the church after years of faithful attendance and involvement?
Tragically, two-thirds of young people in our churches will eventually walk away from the church and often the faith. What is driving them away in such numbers?
“I was also very disappointed and taken aback by the arrogance of what is called ‘The Clergy Letter Project.’”
Want better grades? Go to church.
In 2002 the Barna Research Group found that up to 70% of all students who regularly attend church in high school will leave the church. But the “why” question was basically left unanswered.
An extensive study released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life documents trends in American religious affiliation—based on interviews with more than 35,000 adults.
Interview with theologian John MacArthur about the state of the church
This thrilling report demonstrates how one individual can start something in his city to impact his community with the message that the Bible can be trusted from the very first verse.
Before AiG holds a major regional conference, we hold a CLM (Christian Leaders Meeting) to share our burden with local pastors, and many pastors are beginning to catch the vision!
None of us would want to put just a band-aid on a broken arm. Yet some recent reports have reinforced my belief that much of the church is doing just that!