DOUBTERS
Purpose of this site:
To equip Christians for intelligent and persuasive dialog with doubters ... to give compelling answers for their tough questions.
Definition of 'doubter' (half of all people in U.S.):
• NARROW DEFINITION = People who do not say 'Christian' when asked in surveys about their religion (about 25% of U.S. population)
• BROAD DEFINITION = People who say 'Christian' when asked about their religion; but privately half of them don't really believe all of the traditional doctrines (another 30% of U.S. population)
DOUBTERS
WHO THEY ARE

STATISTICS

BIG PICTURE
This chart – and detail in the research reports below – show that more than half of all people in the United States doubt that the Bible is an understandable and reliable message from God.
A matter of particular concern to Christians is that the proportion of doubters in the U.S. is rising rapidly, particularly 'No Religion' (red line), people now commonly know as the Nones.
LATEST REPORT
Pew Research Center
'Decline of Christianity
Continues at Rapid Pace'
An update on America's changing religious landscape
See report
PRRI
LATEST REPORT
'America's Changing
Religious Identity'
Largest religious survey ever
More than 100,000 respondents
See report
DOUBTERS
HOW THEY THINK

STREET INTERVIEWS

Meet some doubters. We went out on the streets and interviewed these people at random. Here are video clips that reveal their spiritual orientation.
Good communication always starts by understanding the other person's point of view ... and then building a bridge. In the modern world, here are starting points for spiritual conversation:
12 Street interviews
11 Street interviews
11 Street interviews
7 Street interviews
Focus group
In preparation for development of this website, and as a joint project with Steiger International, Thinkers went out on the streets of Minneapolis and interviewed 72 Millennials at random, asking what they think about God, Bible, Jesus, sin, heaven, hell and other Christian beliefs. Their views were captured on the above videos. Audio interviews were also made.
This random street interviewing – and continuing interviewing – is done to better understand how doubters think ... how to break down barriers ... how to explain the gospel in ways that make sense to people who have little or no understanding of the Bible, to people who have only mis-information that make Christianity seem weird.
(These videos are copyrighted by Thinkers Bible Studies and may not be shown apart from this website without permission.)
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