Lifeway research has found that 65% of Protestant churchgoers say they can “walk with God without other believers.” Only 9% strongly disagreed with that statement, and felt the church community was very important for their walk with God. But, what happens to an ear when it is cut off from a body? Isolation is a means of apostasy, especially in the modern age. The church has lost respect, big time. But so have pastors — they are among the most despised lot in the country today.
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.