Obedience to God

Thinking Small Can Change the World

Thinking Small Can Change the World

S. Michael Craven

The Center for Christ and Culture

Mark Penn, author of Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes (Hachette Book, 2007), is widely regarded as one of the most perceptive pollsters in American politics. It was Penn who identified “soccer moms” as a crucial constituency in President Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign. The unique feature of Penn’s approach is that he looks for and has been able to identify, with some success, small patterns of behavior that wield great influence in our culture. According to Penn, “Microtrends is based on the idea that the most powerful forces in our society are the emerging, counterintuitive trends that are shaping tomorrow right before us … In fact, the whole idea that there are a few huge trends that determine how America and the world work is breaking down.”

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What Do You Believe and Why?

What Do You Believe and Why?

Christians and The Culture: “Defending Faith, Family and Freedom”

January, 2010

There have been several articles in newspapers lately about what Americans believe.  The USA Today December 10, 2009 had a long article about the findings of a survey by the Pew Forum on religion.  Here are some of the findings of the survey: 

Christians – 23% believe “the position of stars/planets can affect people’s lives” (astrology);

Christians – 22% believe “people will be reborn again and again”;

Christians – 17% believe “people with the ‘evil eye’ can cast curses or harmful spells”.

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