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AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
 
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EUROPE
Analysis

 
The triumph of the far-right in Finland?
The triumph of the far-right in Finland?

“Actually, Finland took a few steps to the left”, says Christian journalist Matti Korhonen. “Immigration politics, gender issues/sexuality and climate change are hot topics in society”.

 
 
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EUROPE
“Terrible tragedy”

 
Paris assesses damages after huge Notre Dame fire
Paris assesses damages after huge Notre Dame fire

The spire and the roof collapsed, but firefighters said the fire is under control. “The worst has been avoided”, French President Macron says. Evangelicals express their solidarity.

 
 
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EUROPE
Nationalism

 
Social Democrats and far-right draw in Finnish elections

Despite a very narrow victory, the centre-left is expected to form a government. Migration and climate change are some of the most debated issues in the country.

 
 
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WORLD
Israel election

 
Netanyahu on course for a record fifth term as Israel Prime Minister

Likud and Blue and White parties tied with 35 seats each, but almost all right-wing parties will recommend Netanyahu to form the next government. He has been indicted on bribery and fraud.

 
 
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WORLD
Umbrella Movement

 
Pastor convicted of public nuisance in 2014 Hong Kong protests
Pastor convicted of public nuisance in 2014  Hong Kong protests

Baptist minister Rev Chu Yiu-ming, along with the other two founders of the pro-democracy ‘Occupy Central’ movement could be jailed for up to seven years. 200 supporters gathered to pray and sing songs.

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
Fridays for future

 
Christian students engage in creation care
Christian students engage in creation care

Christian student groups participate in environmental initiatives. “We cannot remain insensitive to the problems we know we are causing [...] it is necessary to discover the essential verdure of the Christian faith”.

 
 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING
Peter Mead

 
Feedback: Best friend or worst enemy?
Feedback: Best friend or worst enemy?

When you receive feedback make sure that instead of letting praise go to your head or criticism to your heart, first take it all to the throne. 

 
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CHRISTIANS IN THE MEDIA

 
René Breuel in ‘The Washington Post’: Notre Dame and the place of faith in our culture
René Breuel in ‘The Washington Post’: Notre Dame and the place of faith in our culture

“If our shared vocabulary excludes words such as ‘God’ and ‘belief’, we will have lost more than a building. We will have lost the lexicon of our souls”, writes the evangelical pastor in Rome.

 
CULTURE
Musical

 
‘His Life’: Bringing Jesus to stages all around the world
‘His Life’:  Bringing Jesus to stages all around the world

“This is the best way to communicate what Jesus did for us”, Harold Lee, director of the musical says. More than 40 million people have seen the play, that started in a local church.

 
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LAUSANNE MOVEMENT
Scott Moreau

 
Becoming a healthy multi-cultural team

Playing a healthy and contributing role on a multicultural team in cross-cultural Christian service is increasingly part and parcel of the normal requirements of serving Christ well.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
No authorization
No authorization

There is one who never makes an error; a supreme referee, a judge who is above all things, and to whom we will all one day be accountable: God himself.

 
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APPOINTMENT WITH GOD
Alain Auderset

 
Wasabi
Wasabi

The item is now adorned with new packaging, which it didn’t have before! And my memory had an exact mental image of that bottle which did not correspond to the reality.

 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING
Peter Mead

 
Expectation and preaching
Expectation and preaching

Somebody has said that we tend to over-estimate what can be achieved by our next sermon, but we under-estimate what can be achieved through the next five years of faithful preaching.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE
Jonathan Tame

 
The Conversational God
The Conversational God

Love is really a quality of relationship, and biblical law shows us what loving relationships look like, in contrast to unjust or abusive ones, across a wide range of settings.

 
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ZOE
Antonio Cruz

 
Leaping like deer
Leaping like deer

There are many who believe that nature created itself. However, since the days of Job until the present day, millions have believed this to be impossible.

 
 

 
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AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process

The Brussels representative of the European Evangelical Alliance offers a Christian perspective on the crisis: “We can’t reduce people to just a number that needs to be controlled”.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
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AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!” Rallies in Bulgaria: “New bill on religion brings us back to Communism!”

Bulgarian evangelicals protested peacefully on November 11 against a draft law which could severely restrict religious freedom of faith minorities. Churches rallied in Sofia and other cities after the Sunday worship services.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
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What can we learn from copying errors about the transmission of the biblical text? What can we learn from copying errors about the transmission of the biblical text?

“There is no evidence whatsoever of any systematic revision from the text from the begining to the end”, says researcher Dirk Jongkind.

 
Romania: God’s Word among Roma people Romania: God’s Word among Roma people

Gypsies are one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Romania. According to 2013 estimates, the Roma groups make up 10% of the country's population, accounting for about 1.5 million people.

 
Latin American leaders unite to fight against imposition of gender ideology Latin American leaders unite to fight against imposition of gender ideology

Christian leaders from all over Latin America are concerned about the progress of gender ideology agendas in the region. Many are joining together in public demonstrations and training events.

 
How do fake news spread? How do fake news spread?

Tony Watkins, Coordinator of the Lausanne Media Engagement Network.

 
Lindsay Brown: The encouraging advance of the gospel in Spain Lindsay Brown: The encouraging advance of the gospel in Spain

Church planting, the amount of books authored by Spanish evangelicals and the growth of the Christian student movement in the last decades, are some of the marks underlined by Lindsay Brown.

 
Church planting in Strasbourg Church planting in Strasbourg

A video on how evangelicals are planting churches in Strasbourg (France).

 
 
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