Category Archives: Demographics

The Second Largest Religious Faith in Canada? Nothing

In 2013, Global News reported that Canada is becoming increasingly a nation of non-believers.  In an article written Laura Stone, the author observes, While the largest faith in Canada remains Christianity, nearly one-quarter of Canada’s population has no religious affiliation, according to the … Continue reading

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Sixty-five Percent of the World’s Christians Live OUTSIDE OF North America and Europe!

The number of Christians worldwide continues to grow at a slightly higher rate than the world’s population in general (see last Monday’s posting).  Dr. Douglas Rutt points out that there is a “seismic shift” taking place “in terms of where … Continue reading

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Christianity is Growing at a Slightly Higher Rate than the World’s Population in General

Dr. Douglas Rutt reveals that the notion Christianity is in a state of decline is a myth. In his article, “Martin Luther’s Platzregen in Action: The Changing Face of Global Christianity” in the Concordia Journal (Summer 2014, pages 225-238) Rutt … Continue reading

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A Free MIssionU Webinar: Reaching Millennials with the Love of Christ

Lutheran Hour Ministries is hosting a free webinar on Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. CST . The webinar is titled The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood with the presenters being Dr. Patrisha Herzog, assistant professor at the University of Arkansas, and Pastor … Continue reading

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Who and What is Your Priority? Those Already Saved or those who Are Lost?

Dr. Douglas Rutt, Director of the International Ministries Division of Lutheran Hour Ministries, reports: Studies indicate that 87 percent of all mission funding across denominations today goes toward work among those who are already Christian. In fact, of the 70,000 … Continue reading

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Christianity in its Global Context, 1970-2020

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, located at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA has released a report that collates and analyzes data on church membership and activities collected by thousands of Christian denominations around the … Continue reading

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Religion marks a divergent path in Canadian-US history

Lee-Anne Goodman, writing for the Canadian Press, notes that Canada and the United States shared a common religious past.  Both countries were populated by people who identified themselves as Christian and who valued the Judeo-Christian ethic. During the pasts number … Continue reading

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July 2 is the Registration Deadline for Reach Out Canada!

Are you still wondering what to do with some of your summer vacation?  Are you passionate about sharing God’s Gospel with people who do not yet believe in Jesus as their Saviour?  If you answered “Yes!” to these two questions … Continue reading

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The Post-Church Context – An Excerpt from Dr. Robert Newton’s article in The Lutheran Witness (Part 2)

The Post-Church context presents incredible challenges for local congregations, especially in regard to their Gospel outreach to the unchurched world. First, they are caught off balance.  Having for so long held the position of cultural insiders, they still build their … Continue reading

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Statistics Regarding Younger Unchurched Adults in Canada

Ed Stetzer, of Lifeway Research, has released his findings concerning the differences between younger unchurched adults in Canada and the United States. Here is a sample of his findings: 1. God, a higher or supreme being, actually exists.  78% of … Continue reading

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