The Bestseller of 2013
Many people might guess that the Bible is the best selling book in history. But only a few would know that the Bible was, in fact, the best-selling book in 2012, in the United States and in the world. And it will be the best-selling book of 2013. But best-seller lists do not count the […]
My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Both Matthew and Mark tell us that, just before He died, “Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’” (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34) It is one of the most poignant and meaningul moments in the Gospels, yet it is also […]
How Many Christians Are There? And How Many Actually Go to Church?
I have heard a lot of obvious nonsense about this, but hard facts and reliable studies are spotty. So, here are my best estimates about the demographics of Christianity in the U.S. (I’m sorry I can’t do other countries right now but the U.S. is hard enough!) “Number of people going to church” is actually […]