Monday, December 29, 2008

Who's shallow?

Ben Byerly shares insights on African missions. While I can't speak to its accuracy regarding faith in Africa, he really nails certain attitudes all to prevalent in the US:
I bristle every time I hear someone make this statement, “African Christianity is a mile wide and an inch deep.” . . .

I sometimes laugh (or cry?) when I hear Americans say that they have come here “to help strengthen the faith of the Africans.” I think to myself, “my friend, you have no idea. I hope you pay enough attention to let the African saints show you what deep faith really looks like.”
Thanks to Kouya Chronicle for the link.


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