Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”
2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Revolutionary Upheavals in Zimbabwe
The most dramatic event of the last month was the massive nationwide protest against Marxist tyrant Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. This culminated in the military action which compelled the oldest and longest running dictator still in power in the world, Robert Mugabe, to finally give in to decades of protest and pressure to give up his despotic misrule. Parliament was the scene of unprecedented jubilation as the house erupted in cheers, singing, dancing, clapping and celebrations with members of parliament, leaping up, jumping on tables and flinging their arms high about their heads, shouting with joy and exuberance. The electric atmosphere throughout the country saw many hundreds of thousands pouring into the streets to cheer, shout, dance and sing at the news.
A Tale of Two Conferences
The Father of modern Missions, William Carey, was a man ahead of his time. In 1810, he proposed a World Missions Conference and he suggested Cape Town as the ideal venue! It was 100 years later, in 1910, that the first World Missions Conference was held, in Edinburgh. Two hundred years after William Carey had proposed it, Cape Town hosted the Third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelism, October 2010.
By God's grace, the Livingstone Fellowship Reformation 500 Hymn Book is now available from Christian Liberty Books.
The Highest Praise
Congregational singing remains one of Martin Luther’s most enduring legacies. “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise,” wrote Luther. “…I would gladly see all art, especially music, in the service of Him who has given and created them.”