Christianity isn’t in trouble at all. Churches are in trouble. Here’s why.
Well-funded, well-produced Christian radio stations are selling toxic waste as America’s only salvation.
This is the casual face of anomie — the breakdown of moral guidance and resulting alienation from society.
Why is religion in decline in the modern world? And what can save it?
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