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How Many Christians?

Philip Jenkins asks, ‘how many Christians were there in the year 200?‘ and the answer is not very many. At least not when you consider the population of the Roman Empire. For the sake of argument, let us suggest a global Christian population of perhaps 250,000. That represents a stunning expansion from the small groups we glimpse in apostolic times, but the number is tiny when we think of the vast geographical extent of the large world, from Mesopotamia to Britain. It is also a tiny fraction of that world…

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The Curiosity Index (18.05.2018)

21 reasons to church plant Personally I’d replace church planting in 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,18,19,20,21 with Make/making disciples but I’m still all for it. Theology majors marry each other a lot, but business majors don’t I’m not pretending to have read the data or understood it but the headline is a grabber. The gospel according to Eric It is a curious irony of modern Western life that, as fewer and fewer people describe themselves as religious, the number of those seeking solace in music associated with religion rises. After the Lava Stops So…

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