He quotes Reverend Niringiye from the Church of Uganda:
If you really want to understand the future of Christianity, go and see what is happening in Asia, Africa, Latin America. It's the periphery—but that's where the action is.All of this quoted from an article in Christianity Today
This seemed rather God-centered to me, and I'm grateful to be reminded that American Christianity is not the once-and-for-all apex of the history of the Church.To start the global thinking IVP in the UK have a series called The global Christian Library, edited by David Smith and John Stott:
Stott obviously is an Englishman with a lifetime of global vision. Joe Kapolyo is Zambian, Samuel Escobar from Peru and Roland Chia is from Singapore.
Whether in Africa or America, the Cross is not an easy place to be—it is the symbol of our faith, but we do not love the Cross. "Come down from the Cross" is the cry not just of the Jewish leaders; it's the cry even of us Christians. We want Christ to come down from the Cross. We don't like the Cross.That's where we'll find the centre of God's activity. At the cross, whereever men and women glory in the cross the fame of God will surely spread. Stott's book pleads that we do that. Calling us to stand together at the foot of the cross.
HT: Thabiti Anyabwile