new testament church where? Lamin Sanneh
Dr. Lamin Sanneh, a native of Gambia, is a missiologist at Yale. A quote from his book Whose Religion Is Christianity?: The Gospel beyond the West, which he writes as a series of short questions and answers:
Q: What is the significance of the growth of the world Christianity for the West?
A: The West can encounter in the world Christian movement the gospel as it is being embraced by societies that had not been shaped by the Enlightenment, and so gain an insight into the culture that shaped the origins of the NT church. That might bring about a greater appreciation for the NT background of Christianity. It might also shed light on the issues of the early church faced as it moved between the Jewish and Gentile worlds.