47% of Pastors say people will experience faith exclusively online and “it’s okay”

Christianity Today
February 13, 2015

Today 47 percent [of pastors] agree that at least some people will experience their faith exclusively through the internet within the coming decade.

Is the prospect a problem? Theologically no, according to the nearly 9 out of 10 pastors (87%) who told the Barna Group it is “theologically acceptable” to seek “faith assistance” or “religious experiences” online. Nearly 4 out of 10 pastors (39%) say they now do so themselves, according to Barna’s recent survey examining the online actions and attitudes of more than 600 pastors.

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