Top Posts for 2016
Here is a slightly new tradition. Not sure I’ve done a “top posts this year” before, but here it is: the posts you visited most.
- The Prayer Page, that lists all of the prayer guide resources we know about. I’m rather happy that this is the most popular page on the website.
- Top 40 Least Reached Places, mapped. The places (and their peoples) that have the most people and the least work.
- Are the swelling ranks of short-termers actually a bad thing? The challenge isn’t that we’re losing long-term workers, it’s that we’re sending more short-term than ever went long-term before.
- How likely is a disastrous earthquake in 2016? We didn’t have a magnitude-9 quake, and for that I’m grateful – not just because I estimated we wouldn’t.
- Can the task be finished? My index to a variety of posts on this topic.
- Thresholds of reachedness: measuring them, and our speed in reaching them. Four thresholds, and a scale for measuring our speed.
- The future of urbanization. Yes, the world is getting more urban as a percentage: but the size of the rural population is not declining significantly.
- Globally mapping individual churches: I think I have a better way. (And why I don’t think globally mapping individual churches is a good idea.)
- Measuring reached by measuring who is reaching out. This is more in line with the classical definition.
- The democratization and amateurization of missions. In my book, it’s a good thing. But amateurization doesn’t mean loss of quality.