World-Changing Christianity

31 December 2006 — 1 Comment

A while back I read the book Whose Religion is Christianity by Lamin Sanneh, a difficult but rewarding look at the explosion of Global Christianity in the non-western (post-secular) world. I never got round to posting my thoughts on the subject, but this article from the Canadian National Post echoes a lot of what Sanneh is saying in the book.

The book explores in great detail the reasons and causes for this global surge in the Faith while exploring what it means for The Church in western and non-western cultures, where the article focuses more on the facts and figures of this “surprising” outbreak of a religion that many thought “would have long been shuffled off the main stage of history, relegated to the purely private sphere. There would still be religious believers, but religion would cease to be a major force shaping culture. It would be more akin to a hobby.”

Like it or not, the west is realising that Christianity is still a world-changing force. If this article peaked your interest in the global picture of 21st Century Christianity, I strongly suggest getting hold of Sanneh’s book. It’s a tough read, but well worth it.


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I am a qualified youth worker, writer and consultant based in Littlehampton, UK. I've worked in the voluntary youth sector for over 12 years, am married to Kirsty and we have two daughters named Hope and Eloise. Check out 'Journeying Together: Growing Youth Work and Youth Workers in Local Communities' and read my opening chapter.

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