Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


A Transforming Faith

Results of a recent survey by the Barna Group show that slightly more than half of American adults claim that "their life has been 'greatly transformed' by their religious faith." The survey further found that,
Jesus stands at the door and knocksThere were significant correlations between claiming to have experienced faith-driven transformation and engagement in various faith-oriented behaviors. For instance, people who read the Bible regularly were more than twice as likely as those who do not to have undergone faith-based transformation, and the same pattern was true among those who attend a church regularly compared to those who do not.
17% of those surveyed said that faith made no difference in their life and this number was up to 35% for those under 25. Southeners were most likely regionally to cite a transformative faith with 63% of Southern adults responding that their faith has greatly transformed their life (Compared to a low of 39% in the Northeast). The full overview of the results is found online here Half of Americans Say Faith Has “Greatly Transformed” Their Life.

Has your faith greatly transformed your life?


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