Does prosperity bring happiness? Does education bring prosperity? That's the question addressed on this segment of Generations. South Korea is abandoning the Christian faith as the country grows more prosperous—and this is especially so among the younger generation. Evangelical churches saw a 20% drop off in church membership over the last 10 years. Church attendance with the largest denominations across the nation dropped from 17.8% to 13.6% between 2011 and 2021. The country may have the fastest-growing economy in the West, at the expense of abandoning the faith. Young people are more likely to attend school or after-school school than church on a Sunday. What is it that lends to long-term prosperity of a country? Education isn't the answer. Prosperity comes from God.
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.