“The church began in Asia. Its earliest history, its first centers were Asian. Asia produced the first known church building, the first New Testament translation, perhaps the first Christian king, the first Christian poets, and even arguably the first Christian state. Asian Christians endured the greatest persecutions. They mounted global ventures in missionary expansion the West could not match until after the thirteenth century.” ~ Samuel Hugh Moffett, A History of Christianity in Asia: Volume 1, Beginnings to 1500.
For a short history on early Asian Christianity on the web issue #43: Time for Reorientation was a good start. OK! I admit after the Asian Church Leadership conference, I’m still floating in a concentrated “asian” mode … the global awareness will kick back in soon 🙂