Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Very encouraging numbers

This story picked up from Evangelical Outpost, Hat tip to Hugh Hewitt.

Josh Claybourn has uncovered some intriguing demographic data on the “explosion of Christianity”, particularly in areas outside of North America and Europe:

Within the next twenty-five years the population of the world's Christians is expected to grow to 2.6 billion (making Christianity by far the world's largest faith). Stop and consider that: it will grow by 2.6 billion. From 1934-1994, the number of Christians in the world increased by 1300 percent (from 40 million to 540 million in the last 60 years), while the world's population grew only 400 percent.

But this growth has largely taken place in the Southern hemisphere and in Asia, outside the radar of most Western media. Of the approximately two billion Christians alive today (one-third of the planetary population), 560 million live in Europe and 260 in North America, for a total of 820 million. The combined number of Christians in Latin America (480 million), Africa (360 million), and Asia (313 million) is 1.15 billion. On a percentage basis, then, almost 60 percent of Christians in the world today live in the Third World. Jenkins forecasts that of the expected 2.6 billion Christians in the year 2025, 67 percent will live in Africa (633 million), Asia (640 million), or Latin America (460 million). Jenkins emphasizes that by 2050 only about one-fifth of the world's three billion Christians will be non-Hispanic whites. As Jenkins states: "Soon the phrase 'a White Christian' may sound like a curious oxymoron, as mildly surprising as 'a Swedish Buddhist.' Such people can exist, but a slight eccentricity is implied."

I suspect it won’t be long before we see countries like Brazil and Korea sending missionaries to covert the “godless heathens” of Spain and England.

Monday, December 27, 2004

New Hewitt Book

Hugh Hewitt has a new book out about blogs and how they are transforming news coverage. The title is Blog and you can order it from Amazon right now.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Training for Eternity

Hugh Hewitt read this account of what happened today in Mosul, from a Chaplain's perspective. Go to Training for Eternity and leave some encouragement for this young man to pass on to his fellows.

Friday, December 17, 2004

World War ll today

Hugh Hewitt linked to this, this morning. It is a great example of how the current media giants would have covered the news from Germany during World War ll.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

More quotes

"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
President Ronald Reagan

Thursday, December 09, 2004

More quotes

More quotes from the gipper

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

Ronald Reagan

Monday, December 06, 2004

Word for today

A friend of mine forwarded me some of President Regan's sayings. I'll be
sharing them here periodically. Here is the first.

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable
as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

- Ronald Reagan

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Eidos: Following the Logos Where He Leads: Christmas Lady

This is a time of year when we often loose sight of the "reason for the season." John Reynold's essay about Mary is a wonderful reminder that no matter our circumstances, submission to the One who is most worthy, is the joy and duty, of all who are called by His name.Mary essay Pass this on to a few friends and enjoy.