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[19 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 229 views]

The bean counters at Fast Company did the math on Dad’s holiday.
100th anniversary of the first observance in 1910.
There are approximately 66,000,000 FATHERS in the U.S.
Consumers spent an average of $91 on Father’s Day in 2009.
One in Four dads spend less than an hour with their kids each day. Thirty-eight percent of working dads say they’d take a pay cut for more time with their children.
Father’s Day is the FIFTH most popular DINING-OUT DAY. The top three beneficiaries: Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, and Applebee’s.
Up to 1 in 25 men suffer …

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[18 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 1,091 views]

Barna Group, a research group from California that studies trends in the church, recently published the following statistics about youth in America’s churches:

Current trends show that on 4% of young people will be evangelical believers by the time they are in their 30’s compared to 34% of adults today who are.
3 out of 4 kids will leave the church when they turn 18 and never return
86 % of kids watch supernatural-themed movies or television shows on a regular basis
73% have engaged in at least one type of psychic or witchcraft-related …

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[8 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 596 views]

A Parade Magazine article this past Sunday(12.21.2008) dealt with Spirituality and Health. There were interesting observations made in the article. Here they are:
1. People who attend religious services tend to be healthier than those who do not.
2. Weekly churchgoers have a lower risk of death than those who never set foot inside a place of worship.
3. Research has found that prayer and meditation seem to be associated with improved immune systems and fewer episodes of chronic inflammation.
4. People who identify themselves as more religious reveal lower rates of depression.
5. There …

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[30 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 7,919 views]

The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro, while the verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing.
A Bible in the University of Gottingen is written on 2,470 palm leaves.
According to statistics from Wycliffe International, the Society of Gideons, and the International Bible Society, the number of new Bibles that are sold, given away, or otherwise distributed in the United States is about 168,000 per day.
The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours.
There are 8,674 …

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[19 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 425 views]

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study from the Mapping America project, co-released by more than 30 state family policy councils, has fund that children have fewer problems at school and home when they live with both biological parents and frequently attend religious services.
Dr. Nicholas Zill, the founding president of Child Trends, and Dr. Philip Fletcher, a research psychologist at Westat, co-authored the new study, which analyzes data from the National Survey of Children’s Health.
Among their remarkable findings: children in this group are five times less likely to …

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[3 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 325 views]

Of all the major racial and ethnic groups in America, blacks are the most likely to report a religious affiliation, and even among black adults who are unaffiliated (12%), more than two-thirds (70%) say that religion is somewhat or very important in their lives. Only one percent of blacks identify as atheist or agnostic. [Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life]

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[2 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 542 views]

A new study finds that almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs, researchers reported Monday in the most extensive study of its kind.

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 359 views]

Are they really?
A 2007 Barna poll said that young Americans (aged 16-29) are growing increasingly critical about Christianity and the Church, and are leaving the church entirely. Barna’s study wrote that their research showed ‚Äúthat despite strong levels of spiritual activity during the teen years, most twentysomethings disengage from active participation in the Christian faith during their young adult years – and often beyond that. In total, six out of ten twentysomethings were involved in a church during their teen years, but have failed to translate that into active spirituality …

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[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 328 views]

57 would be Asians
14 would be North and South Americans
8 would be Africans
51 would be female and 49 male
55 would be non-Christian
70 would be nonwhite
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
75 would never have made a phone call
Less than 1 would be on the Internet
1 would have a college education
6 would own half the world’s wealth, and all 6 would be U.S. citizens
The organization Bread for the World tells us:
$2.3 billion: Amount Americans spend on lottery tickets in an average month
$17 billion: …