In the United States, there is now a cost for being associated with Christians and evangelical churches, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler says.
Decades back, people gained "social capital" by going to church. But in the present day, they have to "pay social capital" to go to church, Mohler said during a question and answer segment held at the Ligonier National Conference last week.
Mohler and other Reformed theologians, including R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur, were asked how they believed mainstream American culture was compelling the "mushy middle" out of the church.