Molly Worthen is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is the author of Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism, and her journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Christianity Today, Slate, and others.

Falling Numbers

America’s largest Protestant denomination cracked down on moderates when the culture wars hit, arguing that liberalism led to decline. Now they’re losing members like everyone else.