Monday, October 09, 2006

60 Percent of New Orleans Churches are Functional

From Crosswalk News:
An ongoing study by Bill Day at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary revealed that only 60 percent of all the greater New Orleans-area churches are open and functioning one year after Hurricane Katrina.

Day, associate professor of evangelism and church health and associate director of the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health, presented the preliminary findings of his study, “The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Viability of Churches in the Greater New Orleans Area,” during the 29th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Research Fellowship Sept. 21 at New Orleans Seminary.

For some reason, perhaps because it’s Monday, I’m feeling particularly snarky today. I therefore feel compelled to point out that having 60% of their churches functional should be a source of pride for New Orleans. From what I’ve seen lately, in most places, a good 60% of the churches are thoroughly dysfunctional.