The secular religious historian and sociologist Rodney Stark was interviewed about his research on ancient Christianity and American religious movements. He was asked to explain the different trends experienced by different branches of 20th century American Christianity. He said, “You’ve got a choice: you can be a church or a country club. If you’re going to be a church you’d better offer religion on Sunday. If you’re not, you’d better build a golf course, because you’re not going to get away with being a country club with no golf course. That’s what happened to the Episcopalians, Methodists, Congregationalists, and Unitarians.”