The ‘Shrinking Baptist Convention’ Is Doubling Down on the Culture Wars

July 04, 2023

“There’s definitely increased tension between some elements in society and evangelical belief,” Barber said. And if declining membership was a problem, tempering their conservatism was not the answer. But he also said millions of people who regularly attend church do not vote. Those people, perhaps, are reachable. “The nation certainly was formed and founded by Christians,” he said.