The Gospel and Africa

Friday, 01 May 2009

The enigma that is Africa provides an apologetic battlefield in which Christians may seize upon the ruined notions of human goodness and point to that alien righteousness and atoning sacrifice of Christ.
Western Christians and non-Christians alike are spending more time and money than ever before combating the overwhelming tide of suffering in Africa. The level of dedication brings new life to nineteenth-century missionary David Livingstone's view of service in Africa: "In this work I truly live; in this work I hope to die." Although Africa is often seen as an object of missions and service, its influence on disillusioned youth in the West may far outsize its need. The modernist quest for and promise of a utopian society in the West was utterly discredited by ...

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