A New Kind of Evangelical
ChristianPost.com dissects the latest research by Barna which supports what many have suspected: postmodern thought has entrenched itself in the church.
Among the findings: "just 16 percent of adults claim they make their moral choices based on the Bible." And "the younger a person is, the less likely they are to trust the Bible as their source of moral guidance or to believe that absolute moral truth exists."
These statistics do not bring Barna to the conclusion that churches and their pastors should "Preach the Word, in season and out of season". Barna's answer to postmodernity and its relativism is more pragmatism: "if they have a discussion and application to their life, or if they have a multi-sensory experience with those principles, they retain the information and the probability that they will act, rises."