Andrea Syverson is the author of the forthcoming book Altar Girl: Walking Away From Religion Into the Heart of Faith​.

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30 Million American Christians Are Keeping Faith, but Avoiding Church

by Andrea Syverson 07-06-2017

In Zuckerberg’s mind, the days of institutions like “churches and Little Leagues” are over. Using Facebook’s new artificial intelligence software, the social media giant can organize its users into groups that will serve the same purpose.

While Zuckerberg missed some important purposes a church community serves, he was right about one thing: Christians are leaving their traditional, brick-and-mortar churches — in droves.