Notes from the Global Church

church service in Ghana

Philip Jenkins charts developments in the Two-Thirds World

Sunday Adelaja's story sounds like the start of a bad joke: "Did you hear about the African who tried to start a church in the Soviet Union?"
December 20, 2012
The vast majority of Africa's christians belong to familiar, mainstream denominations. But scholars give more attention to the minority.
October 23, 2012
In the ninth century, Timothy I was a global statesman. In the 20th, Raphael Bidawid led a tiny denomination in the paranoid Iraq of Saddam Hussein.
September 27, 2012
Ever since Westerners discovered Asian cultures they have been intrigued by possible relationships between Christianity and Buddhism.
August 30, 2012
If one moment symbolizes the unification of the continents, it might be the creation of the diocese of Manila—as a suffragan see of Mexico City.
July 31, 2012
Orthodoxy's roots in Egypt and Ethiopia are ancient. In East Africa there is a younger movement: a native Orthodoxy, locally grown.
June 1, 2012
Among modern nations, a British imperial background seems to be correlated to secularism. But in Australia, the story is more complex.
May 9, 2012