About a month ago the CP was reported by Baptist Press to be significantly lower than the previous year. Someone even wrote an article about it. After December’s CP receipts were reported by the Executive Committee, all is about the same as last year.
Give my colleague and fellow Georgian William Maxwell of the Tennessee Baptist Convention credit for his observation last month that advised ““Pay[ing] no attention until the end of the first three months.” It simply takes that long for the calendar to work itself out and the trends begin to appear.”
He was right. Someone ought to tell the CP alarmists among us to relax, chill, have some eggnog in December and wait until January before getting exercised over CP giving.
I’m still predicting that Lottie Moon will be lower than last year.