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What missional North Americans need to read

If you're North American, or from the West, you need to read this article in CT:
Experiencing Life at the Margins
An African bishop tells North American Christians the most helpful gospel-thing they can do.
Interview by Andy Crouch

If you want to ask the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Zac Niringiye what's new in his ministry, allow some extra time. As assistant bishop of Kampala in the Church of Uganda, Zac oversees churches that are enjoying tremendous growth and confronting pressing needs. He and his wife, Theodora, counsel Ugandans who have suffered the trauma of war, advise startup businesses throughout Africa, and nurture Christian student movements and evangelistic efforts. His contributions to spiritual and cultural renewal in Africa alone would make him a valuable respondent to our big question:

How can followers of Christ be a counterculture for the common good?

But Zac, a protege of evangelical leader John Stott, also has cultivated deep relationships with Christians in the West, beginning with theological studies at Wheaton and Edinburgh. As a senior adviser to Geneva Global-another product of Stott's far-flung network of students and friends-Zac is creating international partnerships that model the candid challenge he offers to American Christians in this interview.

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[ HT: Dan Sheffield ]
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