If Malcolm Gladwell were a Christian he'd be Rodney Stark

I'm currently reading The Rise of Christianity. It's a fun and intriguing read. Will blog some bits and pieces later. For now, let me just throw a few titbits. He claims:

  • The early church was not predominantly poor, but middle class, or even wealthy.
  • The early mission to the Jews largely succeeded.
  • Christianity expanded through friendship evangelism, not mass conversions.
Stay tuned...