Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kaleidoscopic Fragmentation

Do we need another, new denomination?

“If the quest of the church is for unity in Christ, the on-the-ground reality has been kaleidoscopic fragmentation. And the kaleidoscope is spinning with increasing speed. In the past dozen years, formal organizational diversity among Christians has grown by 26 percent, swelling from an estimated 34,100 denominations in the year 2000to a projected 43,000 by mid-2012.”

Quoted from:
Dwight P. Baker
“Unity, Comity, and the Numbers Game”
International bulletin of Missionary Research
Issue 36:1, January 2012