Monday, November 20, 2006

Mission Mondays-A Shift Of Balance

A quote by Philip Jenkins author of
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity
Over the past century . . . the center of gravity in the Christian world has shifted inexorably southward, to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Already today, the largest Christian communities on the planet are to be found in Africa and Latin America. If we want to visualize a “typical” contemporary Christian, we should think of a woman living in a village in Nigeria or in a Brazilian favela. As Kenyan scholar John Mbiti has observed, “the centers of the church’s universality [are] no longer in Geneva, Rome, Athens, Paris, London, New York, but Kinshasa, Buenos Aires, Addis Ababa and Manila.” (p. 2)

Read Chinese missionaries to Islam, Heavenly Man, Back to Jerusalem and Here

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