Monday, April 19, 2010

Gospel Riches

Christianity Today's article at the rapid spread of Pentecostalism and the health & wealth gospel in Africa. Is it a reason to rejoice or is it a cause for concern? Here is one paragraph:

"…prosperity-tinged Pentecostalism is growing faster not just than other strands of Christianity, but than all religious groups, including Islam. Of Africa's 890 million people, 147 million are now "renewalists" (a term that includes both Pentecostals and charismatics), according to a 2006 Pew Forum on Religion and Public life study. They make up more than a fourth of Nigeria's population, more than a third of South Africa's, and a whopping 56 percent of Kenya's."

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