If you are a Bible-believing Christian, the CBS documentary, Religion & Spirituality in a Changing Society paints a somewhat dismal picture of how the Church is changing as millennials are increasingly moving away from their parents’ and grandparents’ faith and into a new Post-modern mish-mash of feel-good beliefs. Armed with the latest Pew Forum results showing the increase in Post-modern beliefs, CBS tries to capture the reality of faith in America. As expected, conservative believers are portrayed negatively as narrow-minded, Bible “thumpers,” while progressive believers are warm-hearted and welcoming.
CBS interviewed Red-Letter Christian and Emergent leader Diana Butler Bass about what has happened in this shift, and I don’t disagree at all with her assessment, “Pretty much every quadrant of Christianity is suffering some sort of decline. The biggest surprise is that it is happening in the evangelical church, and no one had really seen that happen before.”
Butler-Bass seems to approve of where the next generation is going. But unfortunately, it is going away from Truth, and toward an experiential, New Age type of mystical spirituality. And there are an overwhelming number of visual examples in this documentary.
If you have time, the 26-minute program will be an eye-opener for some of you. Click below to watch:
- Evangelicals Turning to Roman Catholic Contemplative Spirituality (wayoflife.org)
- An Altermodern Christianity (fluxofthought.wordpress.com)
- Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church (standupforthetruth.com)
- Some Say America is Not Yet On the Path to Secularism, but she is Moving Towards Having One Secular Political Party and One Religious Political Party (blackchristiannews.com)