I have been away for a few days at a very successful Diocese of Christchurch Clergy Conference. It was a very busy time, so not even an attempt at blogging while away. Now back in the land of catching up on what I missed while away (FOMO anyone?) I see this and that which I could comment on, but for today, let's suffice with an article I noticed on my smartphone while away.
The NZ Herald has published a major article on religion in NZ, complete with interactive map.
The stats are mostly the expected 'not very encouraging' kind re growth (but Auckland, take a bow). They are also a salutary reminder that wealth can make one immune to desire for God.
But what are we to make of the situation? Should we change/stay the same/give up? The article offers some thoughts from leading NZ thinkers on religion. Nick Thompson is particularly interesting, hence the title of this post.
What do you think?
Overseas commenters are welcome to make suggestions too :)