Muller’s book deals with a phenomenon he calls “metric fixation,” an all-too-common phenomenon today where the close association we often make between measurement and improvement leads us to substitute metrics for judgment; and all too often, we end up gaming the systems that we set up.
The statistical decline in the American church is an ever-present anxiety. Each time there is new research published about the church in America it gives us new figures to share ominously from the pulpit while we admonish a hastened and hasty discipleship.
In our increasingly data-centric world, how do we think about data? How should we think about data?
When people say yes to becoming a missionary, to what exactly are they saying yes?
Missionary stories don’t often go viral, but John Allen Chau’s death elicited strong reactions.
Whether such a vision of a nation banding together internally free from outside interference is the best way forward, I will leave for the reader to decide.