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Lindgren: Millennials are leaving the church because they simply don't buy it

Jon Lindgren

When I first started writing this blog little was written about falling church attendance and membership. What was around said, “They will return soon because they know they must.” Millennials are roughly the group 30 to 45 years old.

Now there is a lot written trying to understand why Christianity in the U.S. is no longer thriving. One theme is that Christians need to invite more new people to their churches and this will turn things around. Then, there is the occasional Christian who sees what is more apparently the truth: A large proportion of millennials simply don’t believe the Bible is the “word of God.” Marketing programs and church invites will not change this.