Reformation + 500

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s “95 Theses,” the traditional starting point of the Protestant Reformation. Lutherans and Catholics and others are preparing for an ecumenical celebration, rooted in the supposed “consensus” on justification achieved in 1997 with the publication of the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” signed by the Lutheran…

Change

“Everything must change.”–Brian McLaren “Nothing must change.”–John MacArthur “To live is to change.”–John Henry Newman “Change is impossible.”–Parmenides

Pew: “The Religious Landscape of the US”

New Pew study of religion in the US. More than one-quarter of American adults (28%) have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion – or no religion at all. If change in affiliation from one type of Protestantism to another is included, 44% of adults have either switched religious…