The Unexpected Way

Anyone who teaches at a secular university knows that today’s students are far more likely to know the name of a Hindu god or to practice some form of Buddhist meditation than to recognize the name of the mother of Jesus or to pray in an explicitly Christian way. For decades, converting from nominal Christianity or plain Western secularism to Buddhism and other Eastern religions has been in, while talking about Christianity has decidedly been out. This is especially true in Europe where the influence of secularism is far stronger than it is in the Americas.


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