This blog is for pastors, bloggers, journalists and authors who teach and write about American Christianity. There is a lot of confusion and misinformation in our society about Christianity. You want to present the best available data to your listeners and readers, but you may not have the training to know what’s good. I have the training and experience to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. So, in this blog, I will present to you trustworthy data about American Christianity that you can use in your own work.

In addition, I’ll also write about how data can be used to grow churches and people. Few churches collect good data about themselves, but such data could be used to make better decisions. Likewise, we can learn about, and grow in, our own faith from studying the spiritual lives of others. Usually this is done with stories and testimonies, but here I’ll explore how it might happen with data.

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