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The extreme political right has simply developed a compelling narrative that weaves a dystopian mythology around the themes of ethnic dilution, conspiracy, migration, religious terrorism, and resource scarcity.
Young evangelical leaders from around the world brought together by the Lausanne Movement, shared eight days in Jakarta (Indonesia). Thinkers like Os Guiness, Ravi Zacharias or Anne Zaki were part of a meeting in which participants from 150 countries talked face to face and initiated projects.
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang have banned all forms of religious activity in hospitals in an ongoing crackdown targeting the region's burgeoning protestant christian community.
Building uncovered at Tel Rechesh excavation is the first synagogue discovered in the rural part of the Galilee and it confirms historical information we have about the New Testament.
Christian weekly newspaper Uusi Tie (Finland) made a survey of the number of Christian baptisms among the new immigrants in the country.
Small congregations in Turkey step up in a mighty way to help syrian and iraqi refugees.
Another concern is the governmental regulation of religious groups to stifle the freedom to worship. The report also takes aim at the genocide against Christians carried out by Daesh and Boko Haram.
The new bill would criminalise speech that “ comments against any tenet of Islam”. Maldivian Christians are forced to practise their faith in secret.
“Our identity is in Christ”, said synchronized diving medallists Boudia and Johnson. “I'm in the sport to show people I find my happiness with what God's given me”, gold medal swimmer Caeleb Dressel declared.
Around 1,000 young Christian leaders from 150 countries are participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, to reflect on global mission.
Many lawyers had gathered to mourn a colleague shot dead earlier in the day. A faction of the Pakistani Taliban has said it was behind the bombing.
The challenge for us is to set aside time to worship the Lord and seek specific prophetic blessings for our children and grandchildren – and for our spiritual children.
God has always helped us when we were tired, and in the same way we resemble him when we unconditionally help those who suffer, are tired or depressed.
Chinese Millennials look to the church for answers to life's big questions. 62% of China's believers are between the ages of 19 and 39.
Survey was carried out before the last terrorist attacks. Trust in the EU is higher than trust in national governments.
The state-approved textbooks and curricula portray non-Muslim citizens as “outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior.”
The funding of mosques will be controlled, and he imans will receive training. 20 mosques have been shut down this year.
In the last 7 weeks, a dozen incidents have occurred, including attacks, with at least 6 people dead; fights against church construction and unfair firings.
The center has chaplains and prayer spaces, representing Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.
Will Graham caught up with Todd Friel to talk ministry, evangelism, repentance and much more.
Each person will carry his own sin, and that no matter how hard we try we will never be able to do anything to save ourselves or others.
Eighteen churches has been burnt in the region. Pamphlets of the Weichan Mapu Auka organization, demanding freedom "for the Mapuche political prisoners" were found nearby.
According to Pew Foundation, eight out of ten white evangelicals support Trump, and "cannot conceive" to vote Hillary Clinton,who has become the first female presidential candidate.
The CNEF expressed “its sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to all the Catholics of France”, and called “to testify of the love of Christ in a world in disarray.”
The attacker, who came to Germany two years ago, had his asylum claim rejected after a year and had tried to kill himself twice .
Seven theological differences between Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Karl Barth.
They beg for a few cents’ worth of affection each day, without realizing they’re sitting on a huge seam of unconditional love…
Do not worry about lost balls! Do not be interested in criticism! Do not fear responsibility! God has called you, so he will give you the strength to be restored.
“I see a generation that is humble to build on the wisdom of previous generations, but also bold enough to contextualize it and come up with new initiatives for global mission”, says Sarah Breuel, Chair of the Lausanne Movement Younger Leaders Gathering 2016.
Half of the top ten best sellers in the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association are colouring books. "Coloring itself cannot be called art therapy", an expert says.
Christian psychologist Lidia Martin analyses the “image-centered” culture in which we live, and how we can put personal care in the right place.
An increasing atmosphere of Islamic triumphalism in the wake of the coup could potentially put pressure on Christians or increase the threat level for them in Turkey, but for now that threat isn't present.
The law that makes evangelism illegal has come into force in Russia, on Wednesday 20th July. The situation is still better than in the URSS days, says evangelist Alex Jaruchik.
800,000 people a year commit suicide. It is the second leading cause of death among people 15-29 years of age. Students in Brazil received training on how to respond from a Biblical perspective.
“Russian Evangelicals are not problematic and radicalised citizens and they should not be treated that way”, says Thomas Bucher, the General Secretary of the European Evangelical Alliance.
Is the red light district the best place to have church activities? “When I try to imagine where Jesus would want a church, I definitely think it would be here”, says the pastor of International Church Prague.
Four Spanish pastors describe the situation from the ground. There is “confusion” in Istanbul and Ankara. Explosions are heard in several cities, and “mosques are calling people to go to streets to protest”.
French Minister of the Interior Cazeneuve guarantees the protection of worship places. The CNEF, concerned after second similar incident in just two months.
“Many atheists are beginning to see that their loud, aggressive attitude is not working”, says Mathematics Prof. John Lennox in an interview with Evangelical Focus. “We need to spend time to get to know Scripture at beyond a kind of Sunday school class level”.
To forgive requires first to be aware, through God’s light, of the dark hidden corners in our own heart.
Spokeswoman at high temple of particle physics suggests ‘scientific users’ of the Geneva facility ‘let their humour go too far’ with staging of occult rite.
Church leaders say attacks on christian communities by the muslims herdsmen constitute a war “by Islam to eliminate christianity” in Nigeria.
French authorities in several cities in towns have banned the burkini, a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women.
Two ideologies drive the attacks against Christian communities: the Mapuche worlview, and the Socialist and Anarchist movements.
After a big depression, the 25- time medal winner swimmer says pastor Rick Warren's book Purpose driven life, saved him from suicide.
So as we look to the future, what should govern our aspirations? Perhaps Jesus’ models of salt and light in Matthew 5:13-16 could give us a framework.
He posted a message on social media about the light of Jesus overcoming the “lie” of Islam and its prophet.
His surviving works are rare and are in museums all over the world but, says Susan Mansfield, the Dutch artist remains a man of mystery
After fleeing Syria for religious reasons, and survive a shipwreck, swimmer Yusra Mardini is part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
A brief genealogy of Theological Liberalism.
I rained prayer upon prayer against the walls present in my own life, its injustices, recurrent struggles and other adversities.
We need to be people who guard hearts in the church environment. Good music and good preaching is not enough.
Ruben Fernandez, an evangelical chaplain in London 2012, criticizes the drastic reduction of licenses to meet the religious needs of athletes during the Olympic Games.
The Hadith reports can take Muslims in many directions: to compassion for widows and orphans, to patriarchal attitudes towards women, to disdain for religious minorities, and to military jihad for the cause of Islam.
The issue at stake is whether or not Luther is to be rescued from himself in order to be heard by the church and the world.
Samuil Petrovski, President of the Serbian Evangelical Alliance, and General Secretary of the IFES Serbia writes about the Nick Vujicic’s visit to Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro last spring.
The whys and wherefores don’t matter, I just need God
We are to forgive first, then either we can bear with, or we need to approach and proactively address the situation.
Dr Calum MacKellar considers the ethics of the editing of human genes in the creation of embryos
I will never be more influential than when I succeed in helping people be reconciled with each other, with their situation, and ultimately with God.
Large religious activities have also been banned to create a "safe environment." Zhejiang has been an area particularly targeted by cross removal government campaign.
How can we communicate the gospel faithfully and creatively? What can we learn from the way the culture tells stories? Evangelist Glen Scrivener talks about it.
The distorting effect of the earth’s atmosphere (the refraction of the sun’s rays in its gases) causes the spherical or round shape of the sun to seem altered, depending on where it is in relation to the earth.
How will we use the gifts God has given to us? What will be remembered for in the way that we have used these gifts?
When we handle the Bible carelessly we demonstrate a lack of value for our God’s communicative nature.
“I had to flee that night, leaving my entire family behind,” said Kuluseni Iguru Tenywa, the father of four children.
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28 boys and girls from Uganda sing songs of hope in a tour through Spain. Photos of a concert at an evangelical church in Terrassa.
The Church has said the game was "a good way to start a conversation that may lead on to other things".
A brief explanation of the five solas of Protestantism.
At birth, little does it matter to us whether we are disadvantaged or favoured. The only thing that matters is the love of those close to us.
How much do you value Jesus? How important is he to you? He gave all he had to be one of us. He was willing to die for you and me.
A Commentary on Russia’s new anti-terror legislation. By expert William Yoder.
The daughter of a vicar, she attends a local Anglican church regularly. She supported gay marriage and does not like to speak about her faith in public.
German Bishops' Conference, and the Protestant Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) issued a joint statement about the harassment and attacks Christian refugees suffer.
Too many gospel presentations offer only a ticket to heaven when you die. And too many Christians are walking around with hope of comfort tied exclusively to that end of life anticipation.
Although China is officially an “atheist country”, it is also where most Bibles are printed. Amity Printing plans to reach 150 million this summer.
Myth: The Bible has little to say about refugees. Reality: The Bible is filled with stories of forcible displacement. God clearly expects his people to love the alien.
She lived 4,000 years ago and, although she can hardly be called a celebrity, even today people all over the world are still reading about her.
Stefan Gustavsson (Sweden) on how society misinterprets what Chrisitanity says about homosexuality.
“The European Evangelical Alliance is extremely concerned about Russia’s new anti-terrorism law, which greatly restricts religious freedom”. Evangelism is no longer allowed outside religious buildings.
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