The Decline and Fall of Christian America?
Friday, July 31, 2009
With a Newsweek cover looking ominously like the 1967 Time magazine cover asking, "Is God Dead?," Newsweek editor Jon Meacham suggests the decline and fall of Christian America. He cites a recent survey that found that the percentage of Americans identifying themselves as Christians has dropped from 86 percent in 1990 to 76 percent today. Are we seeing the denouement of a Christian America? Is the cultural and political influence of conservative Christianity in the United States waning? And if so, what will fill the void? Laura and Christopher address the issues raised in this recent, seminal Newsweek cover story and roll in audio clips from Clay Jenkinson, Jon Meacham and others.