Religion in America

Girl on Church Steps
I get tired of everyone always claiming the sky is falling for the church. We are definitely in a new era of life and faith in America. But, I remain confident that the words of Jesus about the church is true: "…and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." 

It seems that vibrant, healthy churches are doing fine and continue to attract new people. Dead and/or dysfunctional churches are struggling, generally. As it's always been in that regard.

However, there is no question that the average person today is more cynical and suspicious than in previous times.

Just yesterday I watched this report on the decline of the church and faith in America on the CBS Evening news. Thoughts?

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Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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