Rebranding the Church

Gabriel Rossi is a marketing specialist who exercises in branding. I have not read much of his work but his emphasis appears to be that you first have to develop relationships with your staff and team members before you can successfully project a brand to your clients and customers. With its origin myth in tatters […]

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No On 8

Via Andrew Sullivan. While the Brethren raise millions, I can only give pennies. But nothing leverages money better than love. That’s why our dollars go farther. Everybody who worked on this ad did it for free. By contrast, our Evangelical opponents are enriching themselves at the expense of their Mormon donors. If you want to […]

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Suckering the Saints?

Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience. Adam Smith Justin Maclachan reports that the evangelical charity California Family Council is spending less than one sixth of its donations on programs. Most of the collection goes towards overhead, namely, the salary of founder and […]

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Beyond Conservatism

The popularity of the Sarah Palins among the Republican base explains a lot about America. I have never been to Alaska but Palin reminds me of my friends and neighbors in rural Nevada. Her attitudes about sex education, evolution, and library books are fairly typical in broad swaths of the American population. Palin conducts politics […]

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Pew Religion Survey

The Pew Forum on Religion and Society has just published the results of a poll with 35,000 American respondents. That’s a lot of respondents and will be a treasure trove of information. Such a large sample size will allow analysts to study various religious subgroups with reasonable sample size. Here is the first tidbit: Pew […]

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