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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.
Sunday school is actually more likely to be detrimental to the spiritual and moral health of our children.
We can now identify the real answers as well as the causes affecting young people who leave the church.
Polls show that the twentysomethings sitting next to you in the pews may not embrace your faith. What happened to them?
Compromise has infiltrated Christian institutions, creating possibly a dangerous situation in colleges and universities that appeared to be our allies.
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.”
Chronological teaching is a proven way to address today’s chronic biblical illiteracy. The author of this article taught Bible history in public schools for 13 years.
Dr. Woodrow Kroll promotes Bible literacy and trains pastors around the world.
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?
So few pastors are preaching on Genesis. Before we can help, we need to understand what might be holding a pastor back.
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.
The expanded online interview with Al Mohler discussing why teens are leaving the church.
An interview with Al Molher about what the church can do to stop the mass exodus of young adults.
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.’”
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