Roundup 2016-07-22

Current Events / Trendlines / Articles

What will the failed coup mean for religious and civil liberty?
the failed coup changes nothing, yet everything. Good, long analysis of causes, aftermath
as post-coup purge intensifies, a vision of Erdogan’s Turkey (+video)
tensions rising with the West, post-coup. Unclear how this will affect the long-term.
how the Internet saved Turkey’s Internet-hating president. The timeline of the coup.
Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree.
Erdogan’s purge, in numbers (infographic)
Turkey’s shaky economy, and how the failed coup could impact it

Muslim women crush stereotypes on their way to the Rio Olympics.
Afghanistan: Taliban seizes windfall Afghan poppy harvests.
… genetically modified seeds enable three harvests per year using less water …
China: the confusing lives of Chinese-American ‘satellite babies’
China: preparations for G20 meeting in Hangzhou:
… asking people to leave & shuttering churches
China: has it reached peak urbanization?
Egypt: the black market dollar hits record high amid devaluation talk.
India: Kashmir under curfew
Iraq: liberation of Mosul in sight, stabilization plans required
Nigeria: Maiduguri: the safe haven where millions are fleeing to escape Boko Haram
Russia: ban on evangelism is now in effect–but how strictly will it be enforced?
South Sudan: nearly 1 in 4 displaced.
Syria: 75% of aid delivered through local networks supported by Syrian diaspora groups
USA: for journalists coming into US, policies border on the absurd
… could eventually impact relief workers, mission workers, etc …
USA: Americans are losing faith in religion’s ability to help solve social problems

Studies / Charts / Graphs / Reports / Statistics / Resources
5 Facts about the Muslim population in Europe. Pew.
Sharing Christ with Refugees: free download PDF from Christar
I am compiling a bibliography of articles on dependency and supporting Majority World Missions.

Long Reads / Mission Industry News / Missional Thinking
Understanding Honor & Shame (training video).

Lifehacking / Tactics / Individual Skills
Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 1). Key read!
How to train your brain to push past perfectionism.
The skills you need if you want to be influential.
Logically Fallacious: the ultimate collection of over 300 logical fallacies.
Three steps to get up to speed on a subject quickly: good summary, I have done each
How constraints create space innovation.

Pioneer Mission Startups / Startup Thinking / Strategic Concepts
OKRs: Why key results need to be results.
… “if a result is a result, change tactics until numbers move;
if result is a project, you are locked into it”

UPG Profiles, Travelogues, Stories, Photocollages
Iraq: worsening humanitarian crisis in photos.
Afghanistan: the guitar school for street children.
China: 2 photographers shed light on China’s rural families.

What makes PokemonGo so addictive: a deconstruction of the Hook Model of virality.
New Gorilla Glass 5 meant to survive epic smartphone drops.
Middle schoolers 3D printed a boot to help an endangered penguin walk.
What the world will look like in 10 years, when roads are full of self-driving cars.
Twitter and Facebook are tearing us apart: on the social media echo chamber.
Comi-Con 2016: Beyond Human: The Rise of Machine Intelligence (32 slides)


“When you are instructed by affliction, you can become a comforter to the afflicted.” ~Charles Spurgeon

“A leader who isn’t leading in the digital world is limited to those who also ignore that world-a population shrinking every minute.” ~Albert Mohler

“There are three indispensable requirements for a missionary: 1. Patience. 2. Patience. 3. Patience.” ~Hudson Taylor

“We all want to be servants until someone treats us like one.” ~Buck Parsons

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