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“How Outsiders Find Faith,” by Mike Fleischmann in Christianity Today’s Leadership magazine. Fleischemann is a pastor in California who decided to take the efficacy of evangelism to task. With the help of two sociologists from Oregon State University, he polled groups of believers to figure out when, why, and how they came to faith.
Fleischmann had always heard that 85 % of Christians came to faith before the age of 18. While this is generally true among people who grew up in evangelical Christian homes, broader populations did not show this to be the case at all. Fleishchemann makes the big distinction between “churched” and “unchurched,” by which he means to differentiate people who had grown up with Christian parents or influences and those who did not. His findings are quite interesting, especially when we remember how Continue reading Do You Act on This Fallacy? – “85% of Christians Come to Faith Before the Age of 18.”