Happy New Year “nones”

I will be teaching a course of young and emerging adults this semester. One of the interesting and disturbing phenomenons of this socio/economic/cultural/developmental cohort revolves around a rising disinterest in traditional Christian faith. Many of this group list themselves with no religious affiliation at all, not antagonistic, just disinterested. As a recent Pew Forum states:

The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.

This problem will be one of the central discussions of the class.

About Dean G. Blevins

Dr. Dean G. Blevins currently serves as Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at Nazarene Theological Seminary. An ordained elder, Dean has ministered in diverse settings and currently also serves at the USA Regional Education Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene. A prolific author, Dr. Blevins recently co-wrote the textbook Discovering Discipleship and edits Didache: Faithful Teaching, a journal for Wesleyan Education.
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