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.