“We’re” Not Getting More Secular

Eric Metaxas quotes Tim Keller: “When people say ‘We’re getting more secular,’ I say ‘No, only white people are getting more secular.’” In that vein, here’s an interesting article about the growing influence of Pentecostal Christianity around the world and in the U.S.:

Specifically, Hispanic “nones” were nearly twice as likely as their white counterparts to say that religion was “important,” while African-American “nones” were two and a half times as likely. This raises the question of whether being religiously unaffiliated among African-Americans and Hispanics means something different than it means among their white counterparts. … Are they “secular” and/or “post-Christian?” Or are they “unchurched?” Those are questions worth asking in any discussion of Christianity’s future in America, especially given our changing demographics.


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