Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Suggestive Numbers on Global Christianity
In the west, it can sometimes feel like Christians are being ghettoized. But little murmurs from the global south remind us that, while the geographical pole of Christianity may be slipping at ever quickening rates from North America and Europe, it is accumulating in unprecedented levels south of the equator. Without saying anything about the quality of the Christianity being spread, it is remarkable to consider that the percentage of growth has not been seen in two millenia of Christian history (with the possible exception of 41% growth in the first two centuries).
The other component of this report will curb any triumphalism; Martyrdom is statistically on the rise as well.
Check out a summary here. For the full report, click here: International Bulletin of Missionary Research