That was one of the headlines in a British newspaper a few days ago. Atheist and journalist Matthew Parris visited his boyhood home in Africa and came to a rather ironic conclusion.
…travelling in Malawi refreshed another belief, too: one I’ve been trying to banish all my life, but an observation I’ve been unable to avoid since my African childhood. It confounds my ideological beliefs, stubbornly refuses to fit my world view, and has embarrassed my growing belief that there is no God.
Now a confirmed atheist, I’ve become convinced of the enormous contribution that Christian evangelism makes in Africa: sharply distinct from the work of secular NGOs, government projects and international aid efforts. These alone will not do. Education and training alone will not do. In Africa Christianity changes people’s hearts. It brings a spiritual transformation. The rebirth is real. The change is good.
It’s a fascinating, unbiased testimony to the authentic personal and social change produced by genuine conversion. Read it here.