“KENYA: Disasters continue to happen,” IRIN. This article examines the lack of disaster preparedness across East Africa and looks at just a few possible scenarios. One of the biggest challenges facing sections of the world where unreached peoples live is not the increasing number of disasters but the increasing numbers of people living in disaster-prone [...]
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“Immigrants Wonder What Arab Spring Will Mean for Them,” New York Times. For those following diaspora peoples, here’s an article about the impact of the Arab Spring on workers in North Africa. This will particularly have an impact on …
“Catch-22 of Xinjiang as a gateway,” AsiaTimes.com. For those who follow news about the unreached Uighurs, here’s a good reference article to the challenges in this region.
“Prices up, living standards down,” TheHindu.com. A reminder that while rising prices can be a nuisance in Western countries, in poorer regions where prices on necessities rise but incomes don’t they can be far more serious. The article interviews one lady whose monthly grocery bill has doubled while the price of cooking gas has gone [...]
“Reproducing Disciples: Are you ready & willing?” Greater Europe Mission. Here’s a touching story about one man evangelizing another. At the end is a brief paragraph in which GEM mentions “Re-revolution training”: “a seamless Biblical discipleship process of faithful steps that can quickly multiply disciples, leaders, new groups and new churches to the 4th generation [...]
“India: Half a dollar a day ‘adequate’, says panel.” BBC. The official estimate is that 37% of India’s population live below the poverty line. Critics of the panel’s number say the amount is intended to “artifi…
“Power corrupts, especially when it lacks status,” Science Daily. A new study from the Kellogg School of Management found that people in roles who possess power (the capacity to act) but lack status (reputation, notice, visibility) tend to engage in activities that demean others. This has important ramifications in swarmish, decentralized networks, and in the [...]
“Inerrancy and Infallibility: Truth Claims and Precision,” The Gospel Coalition, Justin Taylor. A very good discussion of the difference between “inerrant” and “infallible” as well as between “true” and &…
Official Google Blog: Google+: 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99… 100.. Google has just introduced a new feature called “Hangouts on Air.” Up to 9 people can join your video “Hangout”–but anyone can view it while it’s in progress. How could this be used for missionary training & advocacy & conversations?
“Korea Strives to Reduce Suicide Rate,” The Chosunilbo. 42 Koreans commit suicide daily–the highest rate among OECD members. Over the past five years there’s been an average of 1 suicide every 3 days along the Han River. Suicide prevention is a top priority. However, suicide rates are higher in agricultural areas. How can the church [...]