Thursday, December 30, 2004

Suitability for world mission

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, located at Gordon Conwell Seminary, is the home of the World Christian Database:
The World Christian Database provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups. Extensive data are available on 9,000 Christian denominations, 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as data on 5,000 cities, 3,000 provinces and 238 countries.
It's pretty intense. Under the link to the Global Diagrams page, which lists a bunch of graph samples on all kinds of statitiscs in pdf, I found a page titled World Christian Trends 2005.
The suitability of postmodern youth for world mission
. . .
Tools for Mission from postmodernity
- celebration of world cultures
- openness to dialgoue with and learn from other cultures and religions
- desire for community
- comfortable with uncertaintiy and doubt
- no need to have all the answers

- McDonalds, Starbucks, Gap in every country

"his word is in my heart like a fire"

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