Some states in America, such as California and Washington, actually lead the UK in their drive for secularization. When Washington residents recently celebrated the dawn of legal marijuana as if they were celebrating the New Year, it seemed clear that parts of the US had already crossed into the secular Rubicon.
If I see a silver lining in England, it comes from my observation of African and Asian Christians infusing once-dying churches with new life. On September 29 of this year, 70,000 believers gathered in Wembley Stadium to pray for the UK. I had the joy of participating by satellite. The event was lead by a very thoughtful and dedicated Christian immigrant from Nigeria, Dr. Jonathan Oloyede.
Also, during my regular preaching at Kensington Temple—where five services are held every Sunday—I have witnessed how African and Asian believers have brought such joy and life to an old church.
Could modern-day immigrants—who are the products of past glorious missionary movements from England and the US—be used by God to bring an awakening to both sides of the Atlantic?
May it be so.