Given the orientation Protestant theologians have concerning the mind, the characteristics of the imaginal capacity of human intellect are sometimes lost. It seems that the Protestant community somehow takes a one-dimension view of that the human mind is only given to rational and information ideal. Certainly, a life of faith will often move on past what seems rational to the “average person.” And, even the thoughts and mental engagement involved in worship itself encompasses much more than rational exercise or information.
Mission agencies continue to work in Latin American countries, providing spiritual hope and working for social justice. Evangelists and missionaries have witnessed tremendous acceptance for the Gospel message at revival gatherings.
The growth of the African churches shows no sign of abating in the face of persecution and hardship.
Despite government opposition in some cases and threats from Muslims in others, Christianity is growing in nearly every Asian nation.
Since World War II the evangelical movement has steadily gained prominence within denominations and among believers with the establishment of educational institutions like Fuller Theological Seminary and Wheaton College, publications like Christianity Today, and organizations like the National Association of Evangelicals.
It’s not known exactly how many Chinese are Christian. What is certain is that opposition from the government remains high. Yet, regardless of whether the repression is brutal or passive, Chinese believers continue to bravely live out their faith.
It is estimated that over half a billion people in over 100 nations are practicing Pentecostals.
While many conservative Catholics decried the decisions that came out of Vatican II, most embraced the changes and the short-term results were largely a more committed and biblically educated laity.
King’s application of the Christian principles of non-violence changed the social landscape of the United States.
By the time of the Second Vatican Council in 1962 Pope John XXIII had taken a more conciliatory tone by stating that Protestants and Catholics should meet regularly to pray for unity.