Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Burn

::: World Poverty is Falling
The percentage of the world population living on less than $1 a day (in PPP-adjusted 2000 dollars) went from 26.8% in 1970 to 5.4% in 2006.
Link via @rudycarrasco

::: The World's Smartest Cities's "smart" cities tend to be smaller, compact and more efficient: places like Amsterdam; Seattle; Singapore; Curitiba, Brazil; and Monterrey, Mexico.
Link via Jonathan Dodson

::: The Micro Manifesto
I'm just a fly-on-the-wall, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what's coming next in the western church. It has taken 30 years to move from less than 100 mega-churches to over 7,000 and 10 years to move from less than 100 multi-site churches to more than 2,000. Although God’s fingerprints are all over the numerical growth of these movements, neither the MEGA nor the MULTI appear to be His destination. Instead, they appear to be the means to an end. Increasingly, we can connect the dots and see that they are part of a bigger, ongoing journey to an even better place; from MEGA to MULTI to MICRO.
Like @willmancini says, this is a must read for church leaders.

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