Not-So-Weekly Kit List – August 14, 2012

I am way behind on posting links of interest!  Here’s some of the backlog, focusing first on statistics and research!

A New Day – The Resilience and Restructuring of Religion in Canada

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.

Is Bigger Really Better? The Statistics actually Say “No”!

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”.

New Research: Churchgoers Believe in Sharing Faith, But Most Never Do

I can’t say I’m really surprised at this research!

How Churches use Social Media

Some stats on social media and church.  No big surprises here either.

How GTA Residents Beat the Heat

Environics had a little fun during our heat wave.