In the CGCS, we are always looking for tools that help missionaries understand the world around them. Hans Rosling has done an excellent, howbeit quirky, job with this video. In four minutes, he traces the growth and development of 200 different nations over the course of 200 years.
The results are fascinating. Notice, however, that Hans’s conclusions betray a modern humanist worldview. Nevertheless, watch and you may discover that you do not understand the world as well as you thought you did.
Keelan leads the Peoples Next Door project and is a Senior Church Consultant with the Union Baptist Association in Houston, TX. He is working on a PhD in Missiology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In previous years, he spent time as a church planter in West Africa with the IMB and doing ethno-graphic research in Washington, DC with NAMB.