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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Good News Keeps Gettin' Gooder

Barna just came out with a new report on the increase in core religious values in the USA
Core religious values are up significantly over the last 10 years.

Reportedly, five out of the seven core spiritual activities showed an increase. Bible reading among adults rose to its highest level at 47 percent, that after not showing any increase in several years. Church attendance rose from its 1996 level of 37 percent during a typical week, to 47 percent. And Sunday school attendance went up to 24 percent from only 17 percent ten years ago.

Small group particapation is up to one out of four and volunteerism is up 27%.

But two main values have not increased. Prayer is at the same level it has been at since 1993 and evangelism is at its same place. Only six out of ten born again Christians have wittnessed to anyone in the last year.

You can read more here.


Blogger Stuart B said...

Good news just keeps getting better? I'll say...

Now if only Apple can get over that whole inferiority thing...

At least it's a step on the road to peace.

4:52 PM, April 06, 2006  

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