What a week it’s been.
According to a survey by Lifeway Research released today, church attendance among American Christians is lagging well behind prepandemic numbers: 26 percent of U.S. Christians are back to attending church weekly. That’s down from 34 percent who attended weekly before the pandemic.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, a spate of mass shootings across the nation left eight people dead and 59 wounded. Those killings come on the heels of last week’s horrific massacre in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
On June 1, The Institute for Science and International Security released a terrifying report claiming Iran now has enough enriched uranium to develop multiple nuclear weapons within the next few weeks.
Also on Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon warned that Americans should start bracing themselves for a financial cyclone. “The hurricane is right out there, down the road, coming our way,” he said. “We just don’t know if it’s a minor one or Superstorm Sandy.”
That same day, the Wall Street Journal warned Americans that the baby formula shortage is far from over — and it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better. The shortage is actually threatening the lives of infants.
And, over the course of the week, NBC News, The Washington Post, and CNN all released separate reports on the chaotic state of the Biden administration. NBC’s story, “Inside a Biden White House adrift,” defines the never-ending turmoil as “a rolling series of calamities.” And those are the folks running this country.
Given all that transpired this week, maybe we should all start next week by going back to church.
— Robin Beres, editor