Monday, March 01, 2010

top 3 most influential living Christian preachers..

What a shock to realise, that I only know the names of 3 of the 'top most influential Christian preachers'. Am I missing something? Is this bit of research, exposing the secret to my glaring deficiencies? Anyway, Lifeway Research did a telephonic survey last year, amongst a 'random sample of  1002 Protestant pastors' and found that Billy Graham is 'far and away the top living preacher that has most influenced Protestant pastors.'

Of course, the researchers also found it 'surprising' that there is not enough diversity and respressentivity in the findings, but hey, what can you do: when you're good, you're good. Influential and all. You can find the results of the survey here.

The questions however remains: Who defines influential? Who are these 1002 protestant pastors, in terms of generation, race, class, gender ? What does it say about the powerrelations?  Is this kind of research relevant ? What would be the point of this kind of research? More questions then answers.
Post a Comment

Musings.....