Rev Dr Amy Butler, had a wonderful recent post on the church – she writes,
“Why, you might be wondering, is it even worth our time to think about what we do and who we are here, as the church?
“Some would say that church is becoming less and less important in our increasingly secular society. One in five Americans would call themselves a “none,” meaning they answer “none” on surveys asking for religious affiliation. But incredible sociologist of religion from Boston University, Nancy Ammerman, begs to differ. She says that, even with these shifts in culture, the health of local congregations is more important than ever.”