For the first time in American history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority. The adult Protestant population reached a new low of 48 percent. That's down from the 1960s when two in three Americans identified themselves as Protestants. The report records declines in both mainline and evangelical numbers, and that many of these people have joined the ranks of "the Nones," those who say they have no religion (now one in five Americans). Reading deeper into the study, I wondered about two things. The study counted among the "Nones" those who say they believe in God, pray, and are spiritual but are not religious. I wonder if the study recognized that many evangelical Christians define themselves in this way---we often say (rather simplistically) "our church is not about religion, but about a relationship with God in Christ." I also questioned when the study said the number of Protestants has decreased in part due to the growth of non-denominational churches. I know many non-denominational groups that consider themselves Protestant. And I know many non-denominational groups that do not emphasize being Protestant but still act and believe in Protestant ways. But I also know many non-denominational Christians who really aren't Protestant at all, which makes counting this demographic difficult. Even so, I do not doubt the broad trend that the Pew study has identified. In fact, the reality may be worse than what the Pew study suggests. In his recent book Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat writes about the slow-motion collapse of traditional Christianity in America. He argues that Christian orthodoxy is losing ground to the many ascendant heresies of our day---new Gnosticism, prosperity gospel, new sects, spiritual narcissism, nationalism, and so on. Why this trend? The Pew report only touches on a few of the reasons---but all kinds of causes have been suggested: a move away from the gospel, failure of Christians to live out their faith, identifying Christianity too closely with politics, suffocating materialism, the pluralism of our global age, a spiritual but post-Christian worldview pumped to the young through countless new media portals. This trend does not quite fit the old secularization thesis---that societies become less religious the more modern they become. Spirituality and religious pluralism in America are on the rise. Nor does this trend say anything about the overall decline of Christianity. Because while Christianity is declining in the West, it is growing in the Global South and East.