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  • Jonathan shared from The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence by Martin Meredith
    During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
  • Jonathan shared from African Christian Theology (Hippo) by Zondervan
    African Christian Theology will be a helpful tool in mitigating the harmful effects of syncretism in the African church. As such, it will also have implications for African society as a whole, not only spiritually but also in terms of socio-economic development. It is the sort of book that is needed by African pastors and is warmly recommended for seminaries and Bible schools as a foundational text in systematic theology.
    Note: Highly recommended resource and author!
  • Jonathan shared from Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity by Craig Ott, Harold A. Netland
    Joel Simbitti, a missiologist in Tanzania, writes that “the greatest missionary problem of the church in Africa . . . is lack of mission-mindedness in response to the Great Commission” (2003). Could it be that the cutting edge of mission strategy should be to challenge and assist emerging churches around the world to catch God’s vision for the world?
    Note: Amen! This is exactly what we're here to do!
  • Jonathan shared from Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology by Timothy C. Tennent
    We are in the midst of a massive spiritual crisis in the West, which, mercifully, is coinciding with one of the most dramatic and vibrant expansions of Christianity in history taking place in Africa. Therefore, we must learn to stand shoulder to shoulder with our African brothers and sisters, who are in the bright sunrise of a great movement of God across the continent of Africa, and allow them to teach us and help us to bring renewal and revitalization back to the Western church.
    Note: I praise the Lord for bringing us to join the work He is already doing in Africa!
  • Jonathan shared from The Downgrade Controversy (C. H. Spurgeon Collection) by Charles H. Spurgeon
    As is usual with people on an incline, some who got on "the down grade" went further than they intended, showing that it is easier to get on than to get off, and that where there is no brake it is very difficult to stop. These who turned from Calvinism may not have dreamed of denying the proper deity of the Son of God, renouncing faith in his atoning death and justifying righteousness, and denouncing the doctrine of human depravity, the need of Divine renewal, and the necessity for the Holy Spirit's gracious work, in order that men might become new creatures; but, dreaming or not dreaming, this...