What are Christian Seminaries and Intellectuals Thinking – Or are they?
24th Edition, October 2014
- An analysis of church giving patterns in the U.S. updated through 2012, based on aggregated congregational reports.
- An original survey of denominational overseas missions income, 2003-2012.
- An updated review of giving potential of church members in the U.S., including all church members, and for various church populations.
- An analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey 2012, cash contributions to charitable causes.
- A discussion of the need for a categorical shift in the way the church in the U.S. understands money. Five realities missed by Christian seminaries and intellectuals are explored: 1) The potential of the church; 2) Pastors are preaching to congregations filled with not the poor but the rich; 3) Money is a spiritual power; 4) Bigness and the illusion of powerlessness; 5) Seminaries and intellectuals must lead.
- Church Member Giving, 1968–2012
- Church Member Giving for 41 Denominations, 2011 to 2012
- Church Member Giving in Denominations Defined by Organizational Affiliation, 1968, 1985, and 2012
- Church Member Giving and Membership in 11 Denominations, 1921–2012
- Church Member Giving and Membership Trends Based on 1968–2012 Data
- The Potential of the Church
- Why and How Do Americans Give?
- What Are Christian Seminaries and Intellectuals Thinking — Or Are They?
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