Happy New Year!  Gene Veith’s blog strikes again.  This post concerns a study by the Southern Baptist Convention about why young people are leaving the church.  Basically, the study shows that 75% of church-going 18 year olds leave the church by age 23.  Half of those come back by age 30 and the remaining quarter never return. It is an interesting survey.  However, what is more interesting are the ongoing comments from blog readers sharing why they fell away and came back.   You can check it out here.