Tag Archives: Persecution

George Yancey: “Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias”

Book Review Some time ago I reviewed the book So Many Christians, So Few Lions, sociologist George Yancey’s academic report on anti-Christian hostility in the United States. Having had some social science training I found it fascinating. Since then Dr. Yancey has released a follow-up for the rest of us: Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding …

Is There Christianophobia in the United States?

Is there Christianophobia in the United States? According to recent sociological research, yes, in some circles there is virulent anti-Christian animosity. How widespread is it? We don’t really know. Does that mean it’s trivial, or even a paranoid persecution-complex figment of Christians’ imagination? Not at all, because of the unique demographics of anti-Christian hostility. Where …

Post-Comfortable Christianity

My November Worldview and You column at BreakPoint: Post-Comfortable Christianity: We stand at a turning point. Some Christian thinkers have described this month’s elections as symbolizing America’s decisive turn into post-Christianity. Respectfully I disagree, though my assessment is no less somber…. I’m describing this new phenomenon as “post-comfortable Christianity.” I’ve tried to come up with …