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Is Religion In America in Decline?

Duke University sociologist Mark Chaves’ working title for his new book on trends in U.S. religion was “Continuity and Change in American Religion.” But the folks on the Princeton University Press marketing team suggested he could attract more attention with the bolder title: The Decline of American Religion. Chaves, director of the National Congregations Study, […]

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2016: Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations and rise of the mini-denomination church

Trending 2016: Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations and rise of the mini-denomination church The rise of the mini-denomination church. Increased pastoral tenure. Rise of alternative ministry placement organizations. Increase in the number of Millennials who are Christians. Accelerated decline of 100,000 American congregations. Churches no longer viewed favorably by many governmental units. More bivocational […]

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