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An article in today’s Wall St. Journal begins remarkably: “The commission with which Jesus charged his Apostles is decidedly unambiguous. “Go forth,” he commanded, “and make disciples of all nations.” In obedience to this mandate, an upstart sect in a backwater province managed to become t…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

An article in today’s Wall St. Journal begins remarkably: “The commission with which Jesus charged his Apostles is decidedly
unambiguous. “Go forth,” he commanded, “and make disciples of all nations.” In
obedience to this mandate, an upstart sect in a backwater province managed to
become the world’s largest religion.

Christianity’s rise and flourishing have nevertheless proceeded
by fits and starts, with moments of explosive growth followed by years of quiet
consolidation. We live, incidentally, in a moment of explosive growth. The
steady march of Christianity through Africa and Asia is comparable in scale with
the conversion of the Germanic tribes in the fourth century…”

It goes on to lay out the case for the Kingdom coming in the next generation, as explained by Philip Jenkins (who wrote “The Next Christendom”) in his new book “

The New Faces of
.” Read this amazing article (you have to log in) about the future of the Church. It may not be in America, and its face may not be white, but the Church is on the ascendancy!

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  • We saw this tonight and wanted to send this to you right away since the World Racers are going here. Should they be going?

    Travel Warning
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    This information is current as of today, Thu Aug 10 20:34:35 2006.

    August 10, 2006

    This Travel Warning is being issued to remind American citizens to consider carefully the risks of travel to Kenya at this time due to ongoing safety and security concerns. This supersedes the Travel Warning of December 30, 2005.

    The Department recommends that private American citizens in Kenya evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing terrorist threats and the limited ability of the Kenyan authorities to detect and deter such acts. Terrorist actions may include suicide operations, bombings, attacks on civil aviation, and attacks on maritime vessels in or near Kenyan ports. U.S. citizens should be aware of the risk of indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets in public places including tourist sites and locations where Westerners are known to congregate, as well as commercial operations associated with U.S. or other Western interests.

    American citizens in Kenya should remain vigilant, particularly in public places frequented by foreigners such as clubs, hotels, resorts, Western-oriented shopping centers, restaurants, and places of worship. Americans should also remain vigilant in residential areas, schools, and at outdoor recreational events, and should avoid demonstrations and large crowds. In addition to the terrorist threat, there are continuing incidents of criminal activity, including carjacking, robbery, and other violent crime, especially after dark.

    Americans who travel to or reside in Kenya despite this Travel Warning are encouraged to register through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. The U.S. Embassy is located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; telephone (254)(20)363-6000; fax (254)(20)363-6410. In the event of an after-hours emergency, the Embassy duty officer may be contacted at (254)(20)363-6170. The Embassy home page is http://kenya.usembassy.gov.

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  • Someone from my office actually made a copy of this article and gave it to me today, pretty amazing!
    Praise be to His glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory.
    Ps. 72:19

  • Thanks – there is no specific info here, just people being cautious because there have been terrorist incidents in Nairobi in the past. They have recycled this warning any time there is something that happens on the world scene for at least the last three years.

    We have a base there and our staff in country keep a constant eye out for trouble. A bigger concern for us is just the normal vandals or bandits you might experience anywhere in the Third World.

    Having said that, let me add this to all parents – the world is a dangerous place. Parents, you need to think twice about sending your kids out.

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