Barna’s Six Megathemes from 2010

13 Dec
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 The Barna Group’s  annual year-end study of trends  provides a window into the Christian church in the U.S.   

  His  megathemes are more than telling and I have excerpted his Six headlines. Check out The Barna Group site for the details.


  1. The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate.

2. Christians are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented.

3. Growing numbers of people are less interested in spiritual principles and more desirous of learning pragmatic solutions for life.

 4. Among Christians, interest in participating in community action is escalating.

5. The postmodern insistence on tolerance is winning over the Christian Church.

6. The influence of Christianity on culture and individual lives is largely invisible.


Posted by on December 13, 2010 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Barna’s Six Megathemes from 2010

  1. Tony

    December 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for posting. I’m checking out the link.

  2. Erik

    December 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I’m not at all shocked at Barna’s first observation about “the Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate.”

    It’s been like this for quite some time and doesn’t look to get any better any time soon.

    May God raise up more men in the pulpit today who preach THE BIBLE and impress upon their congregations the great need to KNOW THEIR BIBLES.

  3. Aaron Armstrong

    January 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Agreed, none of these are surprising at all; but I appreciate him putting theological literacy at the top because if we can get that right, the rest will inevitably come into place (to varying degrees, of course).


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