The Bible and African Christianity

Thursday, 01 Jul 2010

If Scripture is authoritative, the church needs to practice its truth or it will undermine the very Scripture it says it upholds.
There are now more Anglicans in Nigeria than in England. This is a reflection of the stunning growth of Christianity, not only in Nigeria but in many parts of Africa. On any given Sunday in Zambia, for example, 80 percent will now be in a church of some sort. In 1900, it is estimated, there were only 10 million Christians in all of Africa, but by 2000, there were 360 million–an annual rate of growth close to 17 percent. As a result, the numerical center of gravity of the Christian world has moved out of Europe and into the global South. The &...

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