by Aaron Earls
With more conflict over religious liberty in the United States and high-profile martyrdoms around the world, it would seem Christianity is in global peril. But that’s not the case, according to a new report.
Published in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, the findings of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary provide an optimistic picture of Christianity heading into the heart of the 21st century.
The 31st annual edition of the report included numbers on Christianity and other world religions from 1900, 1970, 2000 as well as projections for the rest of 2015, 2025, and 2050.
Here are seven positive trends within Christianity across the globe: