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?