“If three out of four Americans call themselves Christians, we’re all in big trouble – because three out of four Americans don’t live like Christians. Christianity becomes confused when everyone is a Christian but no one is following Christ…
There is little doubt in my mind that the cultural expression of Christianity in America is declining. True, Christianity is losing its “home field advantage” in North America. At the same time, however, some trends tell us we are seeing the growth of a more robust Christian faith and commitment.
The story of American Christianity today, in my view, is that we are seeing the abandonment of nominal Christianity by some but the retention of a robust, authentic Christian faith by many.
— Ed Stetzer