Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How many denominations are there, anyway?

I always say that CCF is quite diverse:
  • Generationally
  • Culturally
  • Economically
  • And Denominationally. (I calculate that we have well over 30 different denominational backgrounds present in our church.)
Well, I found a fascinating collection of info this evening. According to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, there exist roughly 39,000 Christian denominations worldwide in 2008. That is up from 500 Christian denominations in 1800, and the number is expected to grow to 55,000 by 2025.

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1 comment:

KevinS said...

That's one I've taught on before - the differences and similarities between denominations. It's fascinating at times, and sad at other times.