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May 30, 2008

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Rob

Very interesting post.

Church of God in Christ is almost 4% of the population, and 4 times bigger than the AG? Are you sure someone didn't get those two lines mixed on the graph?

CoGiC is traditionally an African-American denomination and, from what I've seen, there hasn't been significant change in that. African-Americans are about 12% of the population. So about 1 in 3 African-Americans is part of the CoGiC? I don't think so.

Michael W. Kruse

Rob, I share your concerns here. I have gone back and checked. These are the numbers presented in the book. COGIC are at 36 per 1,000. Membership records from "The Handbook of Denominations" would place COGIC at about twice the size of the AOG.

The footnote to the table says that the AOG and the PCUSA stats are full-members only implying that stats for the others include other types affilation. The note suggest that the numbers for these two bodies may be somewhat understated.

Rob

Michael:

It might be important to get those numbers worked out with both the AG and PCUSA. You don't want to get to heaven and find out you've only got reservations for half of the number on the way! Of course, if you don't mind rooming with a Methodist, it seems there might be some extra room on their section of the jasper wall in the golden city.

Michael W. Kruse

LOL. You're having entirely to much fun with this.

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