The battle for the evangelical 20-somethings


There are few things we evangelicals enjoy discussing these days more than the future of our own quirky movement. In 2008, Modern Reformation and Touchstone—two prominent religious magazines—both featured symposia on the question of evangelicalism’s future, and last December the burgeoning inter-religious website Patheos made its first splash by doing the same. Michael Spencer, who was a prominent Christian blogger before dying last April from cancer, made national headlines when he forecast what he called “the coming evangelical collapse.”