Thursday, November 18, 2010

Barna Study Shows Apparent Divide Between SBC, Other Denominations On Calvinism

By Will Hall

The Barna Group released findings Nov. 15 that said despite what "observers and journalists have described as ... a significant trend" in terms of a Calvinism movement, numbers of Calvinists among Protestant pastors are not greater today (31 percent) than a decade ago (32 percent).

The research includes four studies conducted from 2000 through 2010, each involving a minimum of 600 phone interviews with random, representative samples of clergy.

Barna's results about the broader Christian community seemingly stand in stark contrast to reports released by Southern Baptist Convention entities showing a surge in identity with five-point Calvinism in Southern Baptist life.

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Pat