How We Read the Bible

According to recent research conducted by the Barna Group commissioned by the American Bible Society, American Bible readers strongly prefer reading the Bible in an old fashioned printed edition of the Bible.  The preferred formats are print - 84%, digital - 10%, audio - 5%, and all others - 1%. So What? A few months ago I blogged about the tremendous rise in e-reading.  While the report does note a shift toward digital reading the shift is far slower when it comes to the Bible Read More …

How Americans Buy Stuff

According to a new study by the the Boston Fed, the "average American exchanges money for goods or services 73 times a month."  When it comes to how Americans prefer to pay, the results may surprise you.  By percentage of transaction the actual spending happens in this manner: 50% with plastic (debit 31%, credit 18%, prepaid 1%), 41% with paper (cash 29%, checks 11%, money order 1%), 9% electronic, and 1% other. So What? It seems hard to believe, but the statistics clearly show Read More …