What is Post-Christian?

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The terms people use online can be confusing, like “Post Christian.” What does it mean anyway?

They call America a “Post-Christian” nation. In order for us to engage online, we need to understand this term. According to the last Barna Update, “Post Christians,”

  1. Do not believe in God
  2. Identify as atheist or agnostic
  3. Disagree that faith is important in their lives
  4. Have not prayed to God (in the last year)
  5. Have never made a commitment to Jesus
  6. Disagree the Bible is accurate
  7. Have not donated money to a church (in the last year)
  8. Have not attended a Christian church (in the last year)
  9. Agree that Jesus committed sins
  10. Do not feel a responsibility to “share their faith”
  11. Have not read the Bible (in the last week)
  12. Have not volunteered at church (in the last week)
  13. Have not attended Sunday school (in the last week)
  14. Have not attended religious small group (in the last week)
  15. Do not participate in a house church (in the last year)

Professional bloggers and writers say, know your audience, when writing. As Christians, we need to know the demographics of our town.

While the United States remains shaped by Christianity, the faith’s influence—particularly as a force in American politics and culture—is slowly waning. An increasing number of religiously unaffiliated, a steady drop in church attendance, the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, and the growing tension over religious freedoms all point to a larger secularizing trend sweeping across the nation.

It’s important to get to the heart of these 15 reasons when engaging online with a Post-Christian or Religiously Unaffiliated person. Are you with us?

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