Day: August 16, 2007

Check your church nursery for lead contamination

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. 

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Running up the numbers 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. 

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