Two things we've been seeing so far in our Genesis series. . . . 1.) How we see the world shapes how we live in it, and 2.) God tenaciously pursues a broken world, refusing to abandon it, refusing to destroy it, not willing to give up on it.
I stumbled on to two articles this morning. The first was this World Mag article while drinking my coffee this morning that illustrated both points. Its entitled "The Horror, the Hope: Africa needs the transforming power of the Holy Spirit."
I thought, too, the article highlighted the inherent brokenness of the world and ourselves, seen so clearly beneath the thin "veneer of civilization."
The second article, which the first references was this article from the London Times Online entitled "As an Athiest, I Truly Believe Africa Needs God". This is an amazing article.
I've posted both articles in-line this morning, because I think they are both worth your read and I didn't want to risk you not clicking to their original sources.
My kids need to be fed, changed and home schooled this Friday morning, so I gotta go, but I'd love your thoughts. . . .
FromDecember 27, 2008
As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God
Missionaries, not aid money, are the solution to Africa's biggest problem - the crushing passivity of the people's mindset