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Ethnicity | Materialism | Statistics

THINGS I read an interesting article in Psychology Today (Dec) called “Object Lessons” It was about a study made in the Chicago area with 82 families (315 individuals) and their attitudes towards “Things” or “Cherished and Valuable Objects” Their goal was to discover how and why people in urbanized America relate to things. They investigated …

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Church | Evangelism | Friendship | Obedience | Opportunity | Statistics

TEST THE STATISTICS Research indicates that seventy to ninety percent of new church members start coming because a friend, a relative or an acquaintance invited them! Another statistic shows that persons who become active members have been invited or had the Good News shared with them an average of eight times before they committed themselves. …

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Prayer | Statistics

CHANGING ATTITUDES TOWARDS PRAYER In a recent issue of the Reader’s Digest there is a report on a RD/Gallup Survey on interest in religion. They detect a rising tide of interest in prayer. 87% said they pray sometime during their everyday lives. 70% say their prayers have been answered. This figure includes 75 percent of …

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Apathy | Short Shorts | Statistics

SOCIALISM Managers planning production in socialist Sweden have to allow for about 20% absenteeism. In Japan they don’t even have a word for absenteeism.

Children | Family | Statistics

PARENTING — Ten Things for Which You As A Parent Will Never Be Sorry. 1. For doing your level best even when discouraged. 2. For hearing before judging in family quarrels. 3. For thinking before speaking when emotionally upset. 4. For harboring unkind thoughts of a talebearer. 5. For being generous to an enemy, perhaps …

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Business | Communication | Marriage | Statistics | Understanding

COMMUNICATION AND CRIME Peter Drucker, often called the “father of American Management,” claims that sixty percent of all management problems are a result of faulty communications. A leading marriage counselor says that at least half of all divorces result from faulty communications between spouses. And criminologists tell us that upwards of ninety percent of all …

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Communication | Desire | Materialism | Motivation | Priorities | Statistics | Worldliness

VALS According to William Meyers in The Image Makers, Madison Avenue’s most widely used categorization of people in our society is that suggested by SRI International’s VALS (Values and Life-Styles). This divides people into five basic groups, as follows: BELONGERS: The typcial traditionalist, the cautious and conforming conservative. Archie Bunker is a Belonger; he believes …

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Death | Eternal Life | Evangelism | Healing | Hell | Hope | Judgment | Life | Peace | Resurrection | Salvation | Statistics | Warning

DEATH The following item appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Easter Sunday this year: “Survey: Do most folks believe they’ll see heaven? A Wisconsin survey indicates that most folks believe they will end up in heaven. Of 607 heads of households interviewed by telephone last month, 83 percent said they expected to go to heaven. …

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Apostasy | Compromise | Desire | Evangelism | Power | Statistics | Vision | Warning | Worldliness

FROM THE FOLKS WHO BRING YOU TV Some months back, the research team of Lichter and Rothman made the most in-depth study ever conducted of those who are responsible for our entertainment programs. Those researched represented the ‘cream of television’s creative community.’ Of the people who control television, who tell us what we can watch …

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