Indistinguishable Us?

Just a follow-on comment about the recent Barna report that I mentioned yesterday.

A disturbing sub-text of the report is that Christians are virtually indistinguishable from non-Christians in all areas of life. Read this excerpt:

Faith commitments sometimes play a role in what people do – but less often than might be assumed. In comparing the lifestyle choices of born again Christians to the national norms, there were more areas of similarity than distinction. (Note that in Barna surveys, the born again segment is not based upon whether a person uses that label, but based upon their profession of faith in Christ and confession of personal sin.) Born again Christians are more likely to volunteer for their church; however, they are no more likely than average to help the poor and homeless. Born again Christians were also among the least likely groups to recycle.

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