The conventional wisdom (at least among many religious conservatives) is that conservative churches, with their uncompromising stances on moral issues, are growing and vibrant, while liberal mainline churches that capitulated to “the world” are shrinking. However, the truth is a bit more complicated than that.
Consider this 2014 blog post from Rod Dreher, in which he expresses his bafflement that 90 percent of Greek Americans are not active in the Greek Orthodox Church:
With the semester finally over, I can finally get back to writing the overly verbose posts that characterize this blog. The ten people who actually follow me should be thrilled. With no further ado, let’s talk about sacred canopies.