Some people consider the future based on statistical research. Others look around and listen offering prophetic insights. Will Sampson spent some time with two such people – George Barna and Leonard Sweet. Here is one observation I found striking.
According to Barna, the people who sit in our pews on Sunday morning are statistically unrecognizable from everyone else in the culture in terms of their actions and attitudes. I have quoted this statistic several times. Great quote from Sweet to augment this thought: “John Stuart Mills said if you base a religion on a set of beliefs in a very short time the followers will look just like the rest of the culture. Mills was a prophet.”
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