September 25, 2016

Riffs: 03:15:09: How the Left Perceives Evangelicals: Change? Really?

I rarely write about politics, but this "Riff" is a bit of an intersection between evangelicalism and the left-leaning media. Pam Chamberlain's piece on young Evangelicals shifting leftward first appeared in the proudly left … [Continue reading...]


Ignatius from travis hawkins on Vimeo. Just get a cold drink, sit back and watch all ten minutes. And if it seems totally straight to you, then you need to change churches. … [Continue reading...]

The Limbaughization of Evangelicals

(I usually don't cross post with the podcast, but this is an exception. If I've missed a great source on Rush's spiritual views, I welcome correction.) For several years, I was a devoted Rush Limbaugh listener. I rarely missed … [Continue reading...]

Postcards From My Spring Break

Yes, this past week was my spring break. That's why I had the time to do interviews, moderate comments, answer emails, etc. If all this had happened any other time, I'd have been at work or preparing sermons, etc. So "Thank You, … [Continue reading...]

Internet Monk Radio Podcast #130

This week: Summary of the "Evangelical Collapse" story; Why all the hostility over the same post 7 years later?; The "Limbaughization" of Evangelicals. Our sponsors are: 60 Ways to Leave Your Mother...Alone. A comic by Michael … [Continue reading...]

The Coming Evangelical Collapse: A Statistical Review by Michael Bell

The Eclectic Christian, Michael Bell, is a long-time IM reader and commenter. He can also count all his digits, which puts him way past me when it comes to the statistical evaluation of the ARIS data and the Evangelical Collapse … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: Why Do They Hate Us?

One of the first big splashes this blog made was when this post (2002!) made it into the atheist blogosphere. I got about a hundred notes from atheists saying "Thanks." I've always agreed with what I wrote here, and I've always … [Continue reading...]

iMonk 101: One Stock That Needs To Drop

UPDATE: Associated Baptist Press took out the numbers that apply to Baptists and confirmed by warnings about the impending generational horizon. So let's move on....back to some of the predecessors of this little furor. From … [Continue reading...]

The Original Coming Evangelical Collapse Posts

UPDATE: I've been linked at Out of Ur, GetReligion and all over today. I want to say two things to all of them: 1) The CSM piece was on the commentary page. It is commentary, not news or research. 2) I did not say that … [Continue reading...]

The ARIS Study: Christianity On The Decline In America

UPDATE: Welcome to all of you stopping by from the Drudge Report and Real Clear Politics. Glad to have you. The American Religious Identification Survey published its results this week, and if you go to the USA Today graphic … [Continue reading...]