The news gets worse everyday — Mattel is now recalling millions of toys due to lead paint contamination. Toys R Us is reporting that some baby bibs they carry also have lead contamination. I worked with many Chinese factories when I was in business, and I guarantee you this is only the tip of the iceberg.
ChristianityToday.com has a great article on reporting church statistics — how we count members, attendance, baptisms, and so on. Frank Page, president of the 16-million member Southern Baptist Convention, is quoted as saying, “The FBI couldn’t find 5-million of our members.” Pretty funny, but true. I imagine that the SBC (my denom) isn’t the only denomination to cling to numbers that are, at best, inflated.