Light from the Dark Continent
Africans’ Orthodoxy Steadies United Methodist Church
by Mark Tooley
It was once the oft-stated goal of American missionaries to win Africa to the gospel. But is Africa now helping to win America’s troubled churches back to the gospel?
For the United Methodist Church, America’s third-largest religious body (behind the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention), that might be the case. Much of that denomination’s recent General Conference was devoted to talk about sex, primarily of the same-sex variety. And without the substantial, and growing, presence of African delegates, the denomination very likely could have gone wobbly on what . . .