The Economist on the risks ahead for the global economy :: Five major risks threaten the world economy. Three centre on the United States: renewed sharp increases in the current-account deficit leading to a crash of the dollar; a budget profile that is out of control; and an outbreak of trade protectionism. A fourth relates to China, which faces a possible hard landing from its recent overheating. The fifth is that oil prices could rise to $60-70 per barrel even without a major political or terrorist disruption, and much higher with one.
Providence Seminary and Winnipeg’s YWAM is holding a Discipleship Training School :: Our Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a five month intensive in spiritual and missional formation. The first three months concentrates on engaging students in a holitistic discipleship experience that challenges the mind, heart and body in a praxis oriented program. Offered in the heart of Winnipeg’s West End, students will integrate in one of the city’s most culturally diverse, inner city neighbourhoods. Our emphasis on urban missions means that as part of the community, students will engage the realities of poverty, injustice, racism and much more, all the while have the opportunity to respond in exciting new ways. The next two months are spent on an international, cross-cultural missions service outreach, where students will begin to explore the implication of what they have learned beyond simple application. Again with an urban emphasis, students will participate in “preaching” the Gospel with their whole selves- in word and deed. Our last school served in restoring the tsunami devastated community of the famous Phi Phi Island in southern Thailand, while this school is planning on working with IDP camps and other opportunities of northern Uganda.