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  • The Rise and Decline of British Methodism

    Application of the Institutional Model of Church Growth Some while ago I introduced a model of church membership that explain the rapid growth of a church, only to be followed […]

     
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  • Rise and Decline of Western Civilisation

    Brexit, Corbyn and Trump It has been an interesting year in politics! I started writing this on the day that Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of the British Labour Party. […]

     
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  • Modelling Secularisation

    Part 3 of Christianity versus the Diversity Ideology In two previous blogs [1,2] I have been constructing a dynamic model of the competition between Christianity and the new secular ideology. […]

     
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  • Churches or Political Parties: Who has the Largest Membership?

    I write much about the growth and decline of Christian churches, but given the political events in the UK following the EU referendum I thought I would compare church membership […]

     
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  • Revival is Real

    After all the blogs on church decline, I felt I needed to write on something more positive. Not that I am negative about the future of the Christian church. The […]

     
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  • Conversion to the Diversity Ideology

    Part 2 – Justification of Hypotheses In a previous blog [1] I outlined a system dynamics model of how Christianity is losing ground to a new movement in society, which […]

     
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  • The New Ideology

    Part 1 – Model Construction In the last two blogs I have referred to the “New Ideology”, an ideology which is gradually taking the place of Christianity in Western societies […]

     
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  • Where to Plant a Church?

    Big City, Small Town, or Rural? Despite church decline, church planting continues at a fast pace. In the cities of the UK the church landscape has a generous number of […]

     
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  • Rewriting History

    The other day I was visiting a mining museum in Wales. The lady showing us around was describing the poor working conditions in the early 1800s, 10 hours a day […]

     
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  • Church Growth Limited by Inadequate Resource Production

    Limits to Church Growth 3 In two previous blogs, I looked at congregational growth being limited by: Demand from society [1]; Supply by the church [1]; Lack of enthusiasts [2]. […]

     
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