Didier Marti/Getty Images

Population concentration

Evangelism | New megacities open new doors to disciple the nations
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/14/19, 03:43 pm

New York City’s metropolitan area became the world’s first megacity in the 1930s, when its population passed the 10 million mark. By 2015 New York City had fallen to No. 9 in a rapidly urbanizing world with 30 megacities. By 2018 there were 33 such cities, and forecasters anticipate 15 more megacities by 2035—perhaps six within the next decade. A World Bank report of a decade ago was right to pronounce urban growth “one of the most important challenges of the 21st century.”

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Donna McWilliam (file)

Gospel for Asia settles with donors for $37 million

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/04/19, 01:29 pm

Gospel for Asia agreed last week to a $37 million settlement with donors over accusations that the nonprofit mission group mismanaged funds. The agreement brings to a close a three-year legal battle, in which donors said the organization misused funds it promised would go directly to mission work in South Asia.

Read more


Expelled from China

Missions | Missionaries say the Communist country is kicking them out, one by one
by June Cheng
Posted 1/31/19, 01:09 am

Last fall, missionary John Miller sat in the back row of an unregistered church in Sichuan province, worshipping as he had every Sunday morning for the past year and a half. Then eight police officers walked in. As the only foreigner in the room, Miller tried to sneak out of the building, but police noticed him and ran down the aisle to stop him. They asked for his passport and took down his information before allowing him to return to worship.

Read more