A Warning on China Seems Prescient

Every bubble is based on a debt problem for the last 800 years. So why is the biblical warnings on debt no longer timely?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/business/dealbook/a-warning-on-china-seems-prescient.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

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A Warning on China Seems Prescient

Christianity Is Exploding In China And The Communist Party Isn’t Happy

Are there lessons for us in China? They live in a disconnected society driven by materialism and have come back to faith.  Read the second to last paragraph, teaching Christianity as a way of life not a philosophy. Have we succumbed to teaching philosophy? Is that our major difficulty?

Good news in the article that should be welcomed by all, faith is on the march.

http://www.businessinsider.com/christianity-is-exploding-in-china-and-the-communist-party-isnt-happy-2015-1

Christianity Is Exploding In China And The Communist Party Isn’t Happy

In ageing Japanese village, dolls take place of dwindling population

The demographics for Japan are being duplicated in Russia and China. By 2030 the population will be less than 100 million, 2105 it will be less than 45 million. These changes will lead to major shifts in the use of land, society, and economic activity.

But notice what humans do in response to the decline? They create a stand in. Here it could be pets, there it is robots and dolls but both speak to our fundamental need to connect. Take a look at the pics and ask if this is Norman Rockwell in dolls.

Article Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/07/japanese-village-dolls-ageing-population-nagoro

In ageing Japanese village, dolls take place of dwindling population