Friday, July 29, 2011

How many young people leave the church after High School?

this question has been debated and researched for some time
no matter where you get the data the news is not good
found this on http://www.conversantlife.com/theology/how-many-youth-are-leaving-the-church

These are the most recent and most cited studies that I could find:

88%: The Southern Baptist Convention's Family Life Council study in 2002

70%: LifeWay Research study in 2007 (LifeWay also found only 35% eventually return)

66%: Assembly of God study (again, I can't find the actual study, only references here and there)

61%: "Barna study in 2006 -- "Most Twentysomethings Put Christianity on the Shelf..."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This is AWESOME

What if kicking a soccer ball could produce electricity!?

Monday, July 11, 2011

160 million 'missing' women

Mara Hvistendahl’s in her book:  Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, reports ".... a sobering update on the gender imbalance that is growing ever-more prevalent around the world, but especially in Asia. As a result of sex-selective abortion by families desiring boys, India has a ratio of 112 boys for every 100 girls; in China it’s 121 to 100. (The “natural” sex ratio is 105 to 100 and biologists consider anything over 106 to be "impossible.") With the passage of time and continued population control measures in, especially, India and China, she puts the number of “missing” women at more than 160 million. The number is so high as to be practically incomprehensible, but Hvistendahl puts it in perspective: It’s more than the entire female population of the U.S..." 


(quoted from: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2011/07/08/unnatural_selection_by_mara_hvistendahl_is_the_doublex_book_of_t.html)