The coming evangelical collapse?
At csmonitor.com Michael Spencer predicts the decline of the evangelical church. The anti-christian chapter of western culture has already been underway but the result is far from clear. Persecution sometimes causes strengthening and purification of the church as it has in China. How will this play out?
No mention of homeschooling in this article but the rise of evangelical homeschooling is a response to the anti-christian culture.
We are on the verge – within 10 years – of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity. This breakdown will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and it will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West.
Within two generations, evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its occupants. (Between 25 and 35 percent of Americans today are Evangelicals.) In the “Protestant” 20th century, Evangelicals flourished. But they will soon be living in a very secular and religiously antagonistic 21st century.
This collapse will herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian West. Intolerance of Christianity will rise to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes, and public policy will become hostile toward evangelical Christianity, seeing it as the opponent of the common good. Read more…