I found an article in Christianity today published a year ago, “Just give me Jesus: A Closer Look at Christians Who Don’t Go to Church.” ((http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/april/love-jesus-not-church-barna-spiritual-but-not-religious.html)
One Research Group says 10% of America is in the “I love Jesus but not the church” crowd./// Many see themselves as followers of Jesus but don’t want to identify as Christians, “Christ followers” is one term, or Christian with a disclaimer such as “but I’m not close-minded.” Or “I’m not homophobic.” “I love Jesus but not the church” speaks for many…
- 83% of Jesus but not the church crowd spends time in prayer compared to 98% of evangelicals.
- Bible reading? 26% to 82%.
- Meditation: 20% for the Jesus but not Church people and 5% for evangelicals.
- 67% of evangelicals say they often talk about spiritual matters with friends compared to 18% of Jesus but not the church people.
- 100% of evangelicals say there is only one God while 93% of Jesus but not the church people.