Secularization — at least in North America and Europe — has been a long-term trend, with many contributing factors. It is likely that, 500 years from now, the biggest contributors to secularization will be identified as the two world wars. If Europe’s Christian faith was not sufficient to prevent depravity and destruction on such a scale, what then was it good for? Yet for our specific passage through history we might take account of those events…
Fewer will be praying today than 20 years ago, as there are fewer people who pray at all. That’s part of the tragic legacy of 9/11…..
Praise the Lord