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Faith's endangered habitat

American Christianity is in numerical decline – no news to the inhabitants of graying churches. According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 20% of the population has no religious affiliation. 903 more words


Broken Symbols and Excess of Awareness

After my re-reading of Fowler’s Stages of Faith, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of broken symbols. I first encountered this when I read Paul Tillich’s… 1,339 more words

The point we've been missing

A friend posted a link to a recent NY Times article on books addressing the growing Spiritual but not religious segment. Writing a recent memoir has made me think a lot about Christiian community, and specifically, the communities that raised me, formed me and continue to support me. 474 more words


Religious But Not Spiritual (RBNS)

It is amazing how many Christians I know fall into the category of being ‘Religious But Not Spiritual’ (RBNS). Perhaps this is not surprising. 21st Century Western Christians often admit to a dryness of faith: we come to church, tick all the religious boxes, but don’t feel spiritually nourished. 1,254 more words

Church Ideas

The latest on the "spiritual but not religious"

Mark Oppenheimer in today’s New York times:

At the very least, we might conclude that “spiritual but not religious” isn’t necessarily vague or wishy-washy. It’s not nothing, although it may risk being everything.

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Taking People Seriously

Last year, I did a small series of posts about Lillian Daniel’s book, When Spiritual But Not Religious is Not Enough, which can be found on the very excellent… 1,068 more words

The Problem With Being "Ecclesiastical"

Ecclesiastical is a coined term. It refers to a person who takes a bit of each religion/denomination and creates one that is suitable for them. Sounds harmless, right? 825 more words

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