Secularization and the Problem of Passing Faith on to the Next Generation

"Cameron Hilditch, a writer at National Review, reports on a study that gives an interesting take on the cause behind the declines, 'Secularization Caused by Government Control of Education.' The article is behind the NR paywall, so I will offer a few highlights." - Don Johnson

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Generational Humility, the Queen of Virtues for Both the Old and the Young

"The fact that there is a 'generation gap' within biblical fundamentalism should not be a surprise to anyone. This is what generations do: gap. The main issue is to determine the best way to bridge the gap. Humility must be exhibited by both the 'younger' as well as the 'older'" - P&D

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The Most Pivotal Age to Keep Young Adults in Church

"After their sweet sixteenth birthday 73% of eventual church dropouts attend regularly, compared to 79% of those who stayed in church. By 17, the divide grows (64% of dropouts are attending versus 78% on non-dropouts). At 18, less than half of those who drop out are regularly attending (48%)" - Lifeway

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Why the Church Is Losing the Next Generation

"I started to wonder whether religion itself—or at least the kind of Christianity that showed up in the slogans all around me—might really be about something else: southern culture or politics. If so, I thought, that would mean that Jesus is not the Way, the Truth, and the Life, but a means to an end. And that would mean that the gospel is not 'You must be born again,' but 'You must be one of us.'" - Russel Moore

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Why the next generation needs Christian apologetics

"Establishing a foundation in apologetics early may also help guard against the church drift experienced by many young adults who grow up in church. In a 2017 study, LifeWay Research found that young adults who drop out of church are less likely to say, 'The student ministry taught me how to defend my Christian faith'" - BPNews

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Pew Research: Mainline Protestants twice as likely as evangelicals to have religiously unaffiliated teenage kids

"In a report released Thursday, Pew found that 80% of evangelicals surveyed had a teenage child who shared their religious identification; 81% of Catholic respondents reported the same. However, mainline Protestant respondents ... 55%." - C.Post

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