Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The State of Theology


Yes, I realize that lots of my gamer readers don't care about this. "Where's the next game in your top 100 countdown?" they wonder.

The top 100 games will return soon - I promise. (My secret plan is to finish with #1 on Christmas Day, which is going to require a bit of work to pull off. Oh well.)

In the meantime, this is worth thinking about, especially if you're a follower of Christ and/or a pastor/teacher. You can click on the picture to find more information about the survey & the results.
No Christian can avoid theology. Every Christian is a theologian. Perhaps not a theologian in the technical or professional sense, but a theologian nevertheless. The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones. (R.C. Sproul, Knowing God)


3 comments:

Nick Shaw said...

Interesting stats, and somewhat expected in today's climate. However, with only 3,000 people polled out of the US population of over 317 million? Rather an unrepresentatively minuscule percentage to base statements like "The majority of Americans..." on!

Would also be [more] interesting to break things down by Christian denomination, rather than just Evangelical Protestants, though that would have required a considerably larger graph! :)

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Nick: the folks at Lifeway Research do an excellent job of creating/administering surveys... if they think the appropriate sample size is 3000, I'm not willing to argue with them.

You can read more about the methodology & parameters by clicking on the link to thestateoftheology.com.

Nick Shaw said...

Thanks, Mark. Am looking at it now. Certainly food for thought!