This week in Friday Five, we've got closing churches. We've got "Submarine Churches." We've got serpent-handler churches.
We've even got a church — flash mob style — at a Chick-fil-A.
I bet you just can't wait!
So let's dive right in:
1. Religion story of the week: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune had a fascinating piece this week on how a way of life is fading as churches close.
The "first in an occasional series written by Jean Hopfensperger" explores how "Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations."
2. Most popular GetReligion post: Editor Terry Mattingly's post titled "New York Times asks this faith-free question: Why are young Americans having fewer babies?" occupies the No. 1 spot this week.