Crime data

Every year I wait for the January issue of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research. I tear it open to see its center spread: the Annual Statistical Table on Global Mission, compiled by David B. Barrett, research professor of missiometrics at Regent University, and his team.

My respect for their effort and awe at their computers’ achievement is great, even though—not being a missiometrician—I’m nervous about the supposed precision of their figures. They round things off, but even rounded statistics sound precise.

 

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