Does social activism + ‘liberal’ theology cause Christians to quit church?

One “predictor” of church attendance:

A Malaysian Christian 10 years ago who attended church is LESS LIKELY to continue attending church (or even self-identify as a Christian) if over the same period of the time they’ve been heavily involved in social justice cum activism AND are keen students of liberal / emergent/ “post-modern”/ “progressive” / non-Reformed theology, philosophy, Critical Theory, etc.

Both components need to happen together. Being socio-politically active but remaining within a Reformed (or Roman Catholic) background usually doesn’t affect church attendance.

Neither will being merely “inclined” towards non-Reformed theology likely cause someone to quit identifying as a Christian. Ironically, this will only occur if this Christian student of post-Reformed theology gets his/her hands dirty with politics and political movements.

Edu-trainer, Žižek studies, amateur theologian, columnist.

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