And people have asked me why I’ve never given much credibility to the Barna Group polls concerning Christianity…
This is a good one–good in good only for a laugh. Barna is getting ready to release a new book, “The Seven Faith Tribes”, in which he has written its time for the 7 major faith ‘tribes’ to come together to ‘restore and save the nation’.
A leading Christian researcher contends that the seven “faith tribes” in America are the key to restoring stability and strength to a nation struggling with a formidable economic crisis in addition to a myriad of other social ills.
These seven faith tribes, or dominant religious groups, are vastly different when it comes to theology and doctrinal positions. However, they share common values that can be utilized to make the nation great again, maintains bestselling author George Barna in his latest book The Seven Faith Tribes.
“Our faith tribes are central to the development and application of people’s worldviews, which in turn produce the values on which we base our daily decisions,” Barna said. “It is on the basis of such values that a nation rises to greatness or plummets to oblivion.”
Based on his analysis of more than 30,000 personal interviews with Americans, Barna identifies seven faith tribes: Casual Christians (66 percent of the adult population); Captive Christians (16 percent); Jews (2 percent); Mormons (2 percent); Pantheists (2 percent); Muslims (0.5 percent); and Skeptics (11 percent).
These faith tribes can be mobilized to help restore the nation. Through their common values, they can help carry out strategies related to empowering values-focused leaders; redirecting the media; redefining the efforts of families; getting members of faith tribes to pursue a bigger purpose, and more.
In The Seven Faith Tribes, which will be released May 1, Barna goes into detail describing each of the seven tribes – their religious beliefs and practices, their primary lifestyles and attitudes, their political inclinations and recent voting history, and the values that characterize them. He also examines the 20 common values that the faith tribes share.
“If those who are mostly responsible for developing and reinforcing our values can focus on the elements most integral to the restoration process, we can return to national health and growth, as well as positive global influence,” Barna contends.
- More on this interfaith dominionist recommendation from Barna, HERE
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18