The American South: A Church Boneyard

Posted: July 9, 2009 by limabean03 in Current Issues, Thought and Practice in the Diocese of South Carolina

Check out this map of “religious adherents” in the U.S. I was surprised to see that one of the fastest declining areas for “religious adherents” in the country is on the shores of South Carolina.

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check it out here

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  1. Jim says:

    While Calvin spoke to his generation, who speaks to our current contemporary generation? Calvin may resonate with the a small well informed and educated group today, however the larger issue is who can preach the scripture and capture the imagination and spiritual potential of today’s 30-40 year olds. I don’t think Calvin does it…. Perhaps the Christian message needs a contemporary spokes-person that can ignite a resurgence in spirituality here in the Southeast. I think Rob Sturdy is just the man……Perhaps Calvin and the reform message may be part of the equation later, but in the early stages of evalgelism, a simple and straight forward pesentation may be all that is needed to engage a population eager to satisfy a hunger for inner peace and salvation.

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