Does Progressive Christianity’s Complexity Barrier Make It Less Popular?

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Thoughts from a orthodox Christian...

And true orthodox Christianity has very little in common with modern fundamentalism. I read this article last night and have let it rumble around in the back of my mind since. It is a well known fact that within the UMC, areas strong in progressive theology are those that are shrinking the fastest. I initially thought it was because of what you believe. I now understand that it is because you do not believe anything in particular, which, by the way, John Wesley would call the "spawn of the devil"--his words, not mine, from the second half of his sermon on Catholic Spirit. You make me grateful that my faith is rooted in 2000 years of creeds and hymns and not something that was just invented.

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Zach Hoag"These are apocalyptic times for American Christianity, in the literal sense that they are revealing times. The decline of Christian faith in the U.S. is, I believe in part, a result of this revelation. There is a deep compromise with the wealth, power and violence of the empire at work in the church in our "In another sense, though, I remain hopeful and resolute. Despite the percentage of evangelicals who voted for and support Trump, I believe we are witnessing the last angry gasps of a perspective that is coming to a necessary end as a dominant force in American society."

– Zach Hoag, author of "The Light Is Winning: Why Religion Just Might Bring Us Back to Life," interviewed by Jonathan Merritt for Religion News Service.

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