Saturday, August 22, 2009

God is Back

There are now more Christians in China than there are members of the Communist party and while Pentecostalism has been growing like crazy in Latin America, it's South Korea where you'll find five of the world's ten biggest mega-churches. In 'God is Back', John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge track the revival of religion in a world where previously, intellectuals assumed that modernism would kill religion.
What I found interesting was that some of the ideas were the same as put forward by Alan Hirsch and his mates. That in persecution the Christian church is more likely to experience growth.
I also thought it as interesting the word "pastorpreneur", how these minister are changing. An example was Ps Rick Warren. He is more 'Green', looking more at issues regarding social justice. And not inclined to be so public with social moralizing.
Worth a listen, check it out here.

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