A recent, ongoing conversation occurring around the blogosphere concerns what to make of some study numbers showing declines in stalwart Evangelical denominations. Below is a series of links that pertain to the issue:
Michael Spencer’s Christian Science Monitor article that propounded the idea that the survey figures signaled a collapse of Evangelicalism within ten years. (Spencer blogs at internetmonk.com.)
Leith Anderson, the current head of the National Association of Evangelicals, responds to Spencer’s CSM article.
And finally, Spencer rebuts Anderson.
Today, I’d like to ask what you think of this debate. Is Evangelicalism on the downward slide? And if so, why?
(I wade in with my thoughts in this follow-up post: “Is American Evangelicalism on the Verge of Collapse?†“A Response“)