News of note. Christianity Today recently featured an extended article on the house church movement in China called Great Leap Forward.
Two comments struck me as ones I would particularly like to work through further.
Firstly, in response to this comment…
the West has achieved and sustained a greater degree of liberty than
any other culture. Hsu wondered what the West had that China didn't.
"Before freedom comes, you have to have a foundation. In the West that
foundation is Christianity."
How true do
you think his reading of history is? Are there any signs that
alternative religions or secular bodies are creating new institutions
promoting justice and liberty? Do alternative religions or secular
bodies truly provide a less adequate foundation for justice?
Secondly, in response to this comment…
see the young leaders from the house church in China planting churches
in southern Europe, western Europe, and Calgary and Toronto. I see them
everywhere. So it's now the era of ministry from China.
it be that Asian, African and South American missionaries may have the
more significant long term impact to Christianity in the West than the