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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

God on the march in Zimbabwe? still continued

There is very little news about Zimbabwe in the US, but since the country used to be called Rhodesia, the BBC follows developments there with considerable interest. It seems to me that this is potentially one of the great stories of Christian resistance of our time. I may be wrong, of course, but we need to remember the great biblical prototypes to give us hope and confidence in God's future.

In any case, these brave Zimbabwean resisters deserve our admiration and respect. The Roman Catholic Church, perhaps mindful of its institutional failure in Rwanda, is taking the lead. Unfortunately, the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe is apparently sitting on the sidelines (not that the Anglicans distinguished themselves in Rwanda either).