Interesting Missions Article by an Atheist

Posted by Matt Postiff April 5, 2013 on Matt Postiff's Blog under Missions 

Matthew Parris writes as an atheist, and says that he truly believes that Africa needs God.

Fascinating. I thought of contextualization when I read this.

Christianity, post-Reformation and post-Luther, with its teaching of a direct, personal, two-way link between the individual and God, unmediated by the collective, and unsubordinate to any other human being, smashes straight through the philosphical/spiritual framework I've just described. It offers something to hold on to to those anxious to cast off a crushing tribal groupthink. That is why and how it liberates.

Those who want Africa to walk tall amid 21st-century global competition must not kid themselves that providing the material means or even the knowhow that accompanies what we call development will make the change. A whole belief system must first be supplanted.

And I'm afraid it has to be supplanted by another.

HT: BaylyBlog.

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