Commonwealth Policy Center

According to a Pew Forum Survey a few years ago 76 percent of Kentuckians identify as Christians. Roughly half (49 percent) identify as evangelical. One of the challenges for many Kentuckians is how their personal faith relates to the culture around them. There’s also a challenge for the church, and that’s how it relates to the culture around it. At one time the church was the center of the community. It’s where teachers, businessmen and leaders in the community worshiped together and sat under the teaching of God’s word. The Bible was once considered our collective guidebook that provided moral expectations, shaped how citizens thought, and tempered their civic life. But we live in pluralistic society today, one that doesn’t adhere to Scriptural teachings. Even though that may be the case, our culture is looking for direction more than ever.