New research was released this week from the Pew Research Center confirming trends that we already knew were true. In the last seven years, the percentage of adults (ages 18 and older) who describe themselves as Christians has dropped by nearly eight percent.
Millennials are leaving the church, and they are not alone as they exit. The article states, “While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults, it is occurring among Americans of all ages.”
Some people respond to these statistics with a shrug of shoulders, while others feel as if the sky is falling. Rather than ignoring the problem, I believe that these statistics should cause Christians to act as the men of Issachar who, “understood the times and knew what Israel should” (1 Chronicles 12:32).
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