How do we reach a world we know nothing about?
As a student at a Bible college and a graduate of a Christian High School, I look at my schooling and realize I know little to none about religion other then Christianity. As we go about our everyday, we learn more and more about Theology and how the Christian Church began and where it came from; but we forget about the outside world. There is another world outside the walls in which we live our lives. As people prepare for ministry and different Cultures we forget to look at the other religions around us. In order to adequately reach a people group, you must know what they believe, why they believe, and be willing to go live among them. If we know nothing about the people we are trying to reach, how can we honestly reach them to the best of our ability? We need to make ourselves vulnerable and get acquainted with the other religions from around the world; if we do not do this, we will not be able to reach the world for we know nothing about it.
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Can sensitive coral reefs survive another human generation?
- Coral reefs may not be able to survive another human decade because of the environmental stress we have placed on them, says author David Wallace-Wells. He posits that without meaningful changes to policies, the trend of them dying out, even in light of recent advances, will continue.
- The World Wildlife Fund says that 60 percent of all vertebrate mammals have died since just 1970. On top of this, recent studies suggest that insect populations may have fallen by as much as 75 percent over the last few decades.
- If it were not for our oceans, the planet would probably be already several degrees warmer than it is today due to the emissions we've expelled into the atmosphere.
They didn't know it, but the rituals of Iron Age Scandinavians turned their iron into steel.
- Iron Age Scandinavians only had access to poor quality iron, which put them at a tactical disadvantage against their neighbors.
- To strengthen their swords, smiths used the bones of their dead ancestors and animals, hoping to transfer the spirit into their blades.
- They couldn't have known that in so doing, they actually were forging a rudimentary form of steel.
Michael Dowling, Northwell Health's CEO, believes we're entering the age of smart medicine.
- The United States health care system has much room for improvement, and big tech may be laying the foundation for those improvements.
- Technological progress in medicine is coming from two fronts: medical technology and information technology.
- As information technology develops, patients will become active participants in their health care, and value-based care may become a reality.
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