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  • Revival and Church Growth – Dealing with Objections

    In two previous posts [1,2] I used the growth and decline of the Presbyterian denomination in Wales to put forward two complementary theses: The growth of the church in the […]

     
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  • The “Twitter Mob” and Free Speech – A Systems Perspective

    Some Thoughts on the Christmas Message of David Robertson, Free Church of Scotland  Recently David Robertson, Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, delivered a Christmas message where he said society […]

     
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  • Church Decline Caused By Lack of Revival

    In my last blog [1] I showed that the primary cause of decline for the Presbyterian Church of Wales (aka Calvinist Methodists) in the 20th century was due to a […]

     
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  • Church Decline Caused by Lack of Conversions

    In my last blog, Closing Rural Churches [1], I said that no strategy to reverse church decline would work unless it deals with the root cause of decline, the church’s […]

     
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  • Closing Rural Churches

    Is This the Way to Church Growth? Recently in an article for the Guardian newspaper Giles Fraser suggested the Church of England should do to its churches what Beeching did […]

     
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  • Communicating The Gospel

    Effective communication of the gospel is essential if those who do not believe in Jesus are to come to faith. How shall they believe in Him of whom they have […]

     
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  • Cowboys for Jesus

    Recently my wife and I spent a month in the USA, firstly at a conference in Cambridge Massachusetts, then a few weeks touring Utah and Colorado. We have been to […]

     
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  • Anglican Church Decline in the West – Possible Reasons

    In the previous blog, I looked at attendance and membership data of four Anglican churches: Church of England (C of E), the Church in Wales (C in W), the Scottish […]

     
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  • Anglican Church Decline in the West – The Data

    The Anglican Church, once a key institution in the English-speaking world, has suffered decline for over half a century. Although in both the UK and North America there are many […]

     
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  • Limits to Church Growth – Part 2

    The Reproduction of Enthusiasts In a previous post I investigated two barriers to church growth: Lack of supply of religion by the church; and lack of demand for religion in […]

     
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