Tag Archives: current events

Why Young Ex-Christians Are Ex-Christians, According to the Latest Research

A new, 2018 Pew Research Center Report polled a growing group in America: “religious nones.” This group describes themselves as “nothing in particular” when asked if they identify with a specific religious group. The vast majority are ex-Christians, and most are under the age of thirty-five. Pew asked a representative …

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Why Suicide Rates May Rise as Christianity Wanes

The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have renewed a national conversation about suicide and it’s causes. As a homicide detective, I saw an increase in our local suicide rate first-hand over a fifteen year period, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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I Know What Motivated the Last School Shooter… and What Will Motivate the Next One

In the days following a recent school shooting (this one in Santa Fe, Texas), family members, friends and investigators found themselves searching for illusive answers. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott summarized the effort: “Unlike Parkland, unlike Sutherland Springs, there were not those types of warning signs. The red-flag warnings were either nonexistent …

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Why God Doesn’t Seem to Answer All Our Prayers

The first Thursday of May each year is the National Day of Prayer; an appropriate American celebration, given how many Americans pray regularly. A recent Pew Research Religious Landscape Study found that most of us – 55% – pray every day, and more than three quarters of us (75%) pray …

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The Good News for Christians From An Otherwise Bleak Pew Study

I’ve been tracking the decline of Christianity in America ever since serving as a youth pastor in the early 2000’s. Even back then I couldn’t help but notice the astonishing rate at which young Christians were leaving the Church. The polls have been consistent about this, and the latest Pew …

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Chrissy Teigen Is “Not Good with the Bible,” Just Like Most… Christians

On Easter Sunday, NBC aired Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, featuring John Legend as Jesus. After watching one of the rehearsals earlier in the week, Legend’s girlfriend, Chrissy Teigen, tweeted: “John said there would be leopards today. But it’s lepers. I uh, am not good with the Bible.” Teigen’s …

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