In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Scott McConnell, Executive Director of Lifeway Research. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What is the state of theology in America?
- Why is this important?
- What surprised you about this research?
- What trends did you see?
- What should churches do with this research?
“7 out of 10 Americans believe in the trinity.”
“Almost 7 out of 10 Americans believe God is a perfect being and cannot make a mistake.”
“Less than a quarter of Americans agree that even the smallest sin deserves eternal damnation.”
“Our definition of good is completely different than God’s.”
“6 out of 10 Americans believe that religion is a matter of personal opinion, it’s not about rejecting truth.”
“Almost 6 out of 10 Americans agree that worshiping alone or with your family is a valid replacement for regularly attending church.”
“Among those with evangelical beliefs, 52% agree that everyone sins a little, but most people are good by nature.”
“Of those with evangelical beliefs, half agree that God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam.”
“57% of those with evangelical beliefs are denying the personal nature of the Holy Spirit.”
“Imagine if in your congregation you could help people catch a glimpse of who God really is and the relationship He really wants with us.”
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