An Atheist Looks at Africa quietly launched a new blog on their site last month. They produce small group Bible Studies (like The Person of Jesus) and run small group training seminars.

Recently, Paul at the blog posted about an article in the London Times concerning an atheist’s reaction to the effect of Christianity on Africa.

The author, an atheist, acknowledges not just that Christianity has helped Africa but that the inner change that comes from encountering God (who he does not believe exists!) produces the change.

I saw this first hand when I was Associate Director of World Harvest Mission ( We were keenly aware that change came from the inside out. One of our missionaries in western Uganda, Rick Gray, told me that after he had been discipling one of the Babwisi tribal leaders Rick asked him what he was going to do with what he’d been learning about the gospel. The tribal leader said, “I think I’m going to eat with my wife.” That is how the gospel works.

Read the rest of the article over at

Comments are closed.