Monday, November 15, 2010

The Barna Group Study on Reformed Movement in American Churches

The Society of Evangelical Arminians posted an interesting commentary on the results of the Barna Group study examining how various pastors and churches identify themselves e.g. Reformed (Calvinistic) or Arminian. The results are somewhat surprising although not necessarily unexpected. We have heard a lot of noise in recent years about a growing resurgence of Calvinistic minded churches and evangelicals. As SEA notes, it is good news since the results if accurate represent a plateau of sorts for the young, restless Reformed. I have considered this resurgence to be mostly an academic and internet phenomenon rather than a true representation of church direction. This study lends some credibility to that view. The Barna Group study article can be found here.