What I’m Reading – 8/19/16

Below are some of the articles and books I’ve read recently that you may enjoy checking out.

  • “Why do so many ‘nones’ believe in life after death?” (Simon Davis, RNS) — Even as the number of atheists and agnostics continue to rise, many of these “nones” still hold onto some kind of belief about life after death, raising interesting questions about what it means to be a “none.”
  • “White Christian America Is Dying” (John Sides, WP) — An interview with Robert P. Jones, whose recent book The End of White Christian America explains that “The American religious landscape is being remade, most notably by the decline of the white Protestant majority and the rise of the religiously unaffiliated. These religious transformations have been swift and dramatic, occurring largely within the last four decades.” There are many lessons and opportunities gospel-believing and mission-minded believers should recognize in this trend.