June 2012

The Eve Contention

Jim Henderson's recent book, The Resignation of Eve: What if Adam’s Rib is No Longer Willing to Be the Church’s Backbone? (Tyndale House Publishers, 2012), brings to light some startling statistics concerning decreases in women’s church involvement. According to research conducted by the Barna group, over the 20 years between 1991 and 2011:

  1. There has been a 20% decrease in the number of adult women attending church services
  2. 29% less adult women attend Sunday school
  3. The number of women who volunteer at churches has dropped 31%
  4. The proportion of un-churched American women has risen 94%

Though Henderson’s book offers some...

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