Why Christianity Is Dying But Spirituality Is Thriving?
Dr. Steve McSwain looks at the changing shape of Christianity in America.
BY: Dr. Steve McSwain
Again, as I have crisscrossed this country over the last two decades, I have observed the decline and the dying of churches within all denominations. The conclusion to which I have come is that if Christianity is to survive, and the church that is its primary proponent, it must reverse its rapid march toward death.
How? I would suggest paying close attention to the calls for change coming from those who were once its “insiders” – those who now call themselves the “spiritual but not religious” or the Christian “Nones.” It is these who are thinking outside the box, crafting a new theology of salvation, and seeking to renew their understanding of Jesus, as well as their devotion to him.
Who knows what the new Christianity will become?
Dr. Steve McSwain, is the founder of the Foundation for Excellence in Giving. He has provided coaching and consultation to more than two hundred churches and parishes nationwide…representing all Christian traditions. As a founding partner with the Maxwell Team of Professional Speakers, Coaches, and Trainers, Dr. McSwain coaches leaders and congregations within Catholic, Evangelical, and Protestant traditions. He also speaks across the country, serves as an adjunct professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky, and maintains a private coaching relationship with a select group of religious leaders and professional people across America. Learn more at www.stevemcswain.com.