Pew Study A ‘Wake-Up Call’ Says Texas Pastor
At 9:52 am on October 01, 2010
Randy Frazee, senior pastor of San Antonio's Oak Hills Church, says that the recent Pew Forum study showing that atheists know more about the Bible and religion than Christians is a "wake-up call" to the church.
Frazee, who leads the 9,000-person church with Max Lucado, told the Christian Post that Bible illiteracy is the church's "dirty little secret." "It's a good wake-up call for us. It brings to light one of the challenges for the contemporary Christian church."
The research released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life showed that compared with other groups, atheists and agnostics knew more about the Bible and religion than Christians.
Frazee said that his church has been tackling the problem of biblical illiteracy over the past two years and, as a result, his congregation's satisfaction with spiritual growth has increased dramatically.
"I think what this Pew study is showing us is maybe we have shortcutted the inner transformational process and are maybe looking at how can we grow the fastest," he said. "I think that we're going to need to get back to some of the basics again."
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