a new barna report is out, and it’s about teenagers and church. read the summary here.
as our culture continues toward spiritual syncretism (and teen culture is notorious for this), this finding surprises me a bit:
However, the research raises caution that teenagers’ prodigious appetites for spiritual activity may be waning. Since a decade ago, teenagers are less likely to pray (down from 81% in the mid-nineties), to attend worship services (down from 53%), and to read from the Bible on their own time (down from 37%).
actually, i’m not surprised bible reading is down; but i’m surprised less teenagers say they pray.
there’s a new book out by the lead researcher of the study, along with gabe lyons, called unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity… and Why it Matters.