baylor survey

three great things have come out of baylor university: my pop, david crowder, and the following survey. it’s been well documented in various news outlets, but if you dont know what i’m talking about, baylor released a survey summarizing spiritual issues in the U.S. if you haven’t seen it yet here’s an excerpt:

“The survey spoke highly of the American megachurch, congregations of more than 1,000 that are often criticized for their impersonal nature. People who attend megachurches are far more conservative in their theology than are attendees of smaller churches, it said.

Their members are also younger, they share their faith more with strangers, and they perform more volunteer work than do members of small churches.

“There are many critics who think the megachurches thrive on people who enjoy dramatic Sunday services with fine music but don’t wish to become very ‘religious’ on a day-to-day basis – that the megachurch appeal is a mile wide and an inch deep,” said “What Americans Really Believe,” a companion book to the survey.

“But it is not true. Those who belong to megachurches display as high a level of personal commitment as do those who attend small congregations.”

Mr. Stark added, “Apparently they are preaching Jesus and that’s why they get so big.”

you’re gonna want to read the rest of the washington times article here and the star telegram’s take here

cheers

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