Waning Blue Laws and the Changing Church

The church’s place in American society is changing. A recent AP article declared that the church’s influence in the once Christian-dominated Bible Belt has greatly eroded in recent years. But I take some issue with this declaration. The metric for the church’s influence was largely based on blue laws: you know, the laws that keep people from buying alcohol (especially on Sunday). But was that influence really Christian? Baptist, perhaps. Fundamentalist, for sure. But Christian? The Bible Read more […]