I am way behind on posting links of interest! Here’s some of the backlog, focusing first on statistics and research!
Reg Bibby’s latest work studying religion in Canada is available free. Some very unexpected and encouraging results here, although his assessment of the mainline protestant churches seems grim. He tries to recommend some solutions going forward, but like I found in his other books, these conclusions seem out of touch with reality on the ground, unlike his scientific approach to the data itself.
Neil Cole looks at the numbers from Natural Church Development, to see if megachurches really do make more disciples than smaller churches. He recognizes the research is limited, but it suggests “no”.
I can’t say I’m really surprised at this research!
Some stats on social media and church. No big surprises here either.
Environics had a little fun during our heat wave.