The urban/rural divide is the single most overlooked fracture in American religion”

Emma Green on Radio Atlantic:1

I think that the urban/rural divide is the single most overlooked fracture in American religion, and particularly in the American church. With religious minorities… the enclaves are urban, concentrated populations where everybody in those communities is religious. But I think in Christianity, because it’s so huge and spread out, there are radically different orientations for those people who are in cities, and those people who are in suburbs, and more rural country.

More in the full podcast, including conversation about how everyone, religious’ or not, wants to be a part of something bigger than themselves, something transcendent.”


  1. Only a couple of weeks since launch, Radio Atlantic is already climbing to the top of my favorite podcasts.


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August 3, 2017 · church · culture · city · Emma green · radio atlantic

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