Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Generation Ex-Christian

According to a recent study by Ranier Research, 70% of youth leave church by the time they are 22 years old. Barna Research estimates that 80% of those reared in the church will be "disengaged" by the time they are 29 years old.

Another study from the American Religious Identification Survey released in 2009 showed the percentage of Americans claiming no religion climbed from 8.1% in 1990 to 15% in 2008. The 18-29 years-old group, 22% claimed no religion and 73% were raised in religious homes.

Why are so many young adults leaving the church? Drew Dyck, editorial manager of the leader training team at Christianity Today International, asked the same question and he has published his findings in a new book entitled Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults are Leaving the Faith...and How to Bring Them Back.

I had the chance to talk with Drew about his new book and his insights on today's mass exodus of young adults from the Faith. To listen please click here or scroll down.

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