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December 4, 2006

Links du Jour 12-04-06

The Power of the Flat Panel TV Brand - According to James Hibberd at Television Week, LCD flat panels now rule the day in the TV world, having captured more than 50% of TVs sold in the USA. There is now a virtual war on between plasma TV makers and flat panel brands with LG Philips and recently crowned TV champion of the world Samsung going for ever bigger LCD units. Thanks to efforts like these, it seems that brand name plasma sets are going to get cheaper for the Christmas season, with prices marked down from ā€œeven a couple of months ago.ā€

Study: Churches with short names 44% more likely to grow - Professor of Statistical Theology Dr. Larry Hines has made an interesting connection between sports names, car names and the growth rate of churches with short names. Bottom line? Churches with short or shortened names get bigger flocks. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church is in trouble, while First Church is doing just fine.

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Posted by William Lozito at December 4, 2006 8:12 AM
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Had a good laugh over the statistical analysis of church names. But you may want to warn your readers not to cite it, however, since I'm pretty sure it is satire.

And while "Statistical Theology" is surprisingly a real subject, there is no mention anywhere on the web of a man named Larry Hines practicing it...

Amazing how close truth and fiction are these days.

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