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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
Prosperity according to the Bible
Prosperity according to the Bible

I liked the Psalm’s image of the tree because it measures our prosperity not in the base of how much we receive but in how much we give.

 
 
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CITIES
Reactions

 
Spanish evangelicals: “We lift our prayers to God for Barcelona”

“We identify with the pain of the families”, the Spanish Evangelical Alliance says. Churches, denominations and regional evangelical bodies also express their grief.

 
 
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CITIES
Terrorist attack

 
Barcelona attack: 13 killed and many injured
Barcelona attack: 13 killed and many injured

One person dies and five terrorists are killed in Cambrils as they were carrying out a second terrorist attack. More than 100 people have been injured in the Las Ramblas jihadist terrorist attack. 

 
 
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EUROPE
Southern Europe

 
Forest fire burns down Christian camp in Greece
Forest fire burns down Christian camp in Greece

“Our camp burned down”, says director of Kalamos, an evangelical youth camp north of Athens. Dozens of fires have devastated Greece this summer.

 
 
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WORLD
Madagascar

 
At least 34 people died in a church bus crash
At least 34 people died in a church bus crash

Passengers were travelling to a church meeting in the port city of Mahajanga. Most of them were local volunteer teachers for Christian program Operation Christmas Child.

 
 
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CITIES
Houston

 
Former inmates clean cars to thank the police

"We have always made things dirty because we were outside of Christ, so we do this a sign of being clean and washed and made new”, a former prisoner says.

 
 
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LAUSANNE MOVEMENT
Tony Watkins

 
Contending for the truth amidst the fake news epidemic
Contending for the truth amidst the fake news epidemic

When ‘alternative facts’ take over from truth, a culture is in big trouble. What can we do as Christians?

 
 
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WORLD
Venezuela crisis

 
“Let's renew our prayers for the Venezuelan people”

The Latin Evangelical Alliance calls Venezuelan evangelicals to pray “to receive God's instructions on how to be salt and light.” Political tension and violence continue in the country.

 
 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
Artists’ spiritual insights
Artists’ spiritual insights

Art can help us unwrap the riches of Scripture. Our world was created by the greatest of Artists, after all.

 
 
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BETWEEN THE LINES
José de Segovia

 
The honesty and crisis of Francis Schaeffer
The honesty and crisis of Francis Schaeffer

In search of authenticity (2): In Schaeffer´s view what differentiates Christianity from any other religion, is that "God did everything"

 
 
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LIFE & TECH
Interview

 
Spanish evangelical NGOs gave more than 64 million euros to social action in 2016
Spanish evangelical NGOs gave more than 64 million euros to social action in 2016

“We would be the 5th NGO in Spain, after the Catholic Church, the Red Cross, MSF and Aid in Action”, says Joan Grimá, author of the study "Social Action of Protestant NGOs and Churches in Spain."

 
 
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EUROPE
Madrid

 
King and Queen of Spain received evangelicals at royal palace
King and Queen of Spain received evangelicals at royal palace

Church leaders met King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and the Justice Minister. “We ask God for His light to shine on your life”, the delegation told the Spansish Head of State. 

 
 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
Injustice
Injustice

God will set things right in his time, the right time.

 
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EUROPE

 
Attack in Finland
Attack in Finland

A man stabs and kills two and injures others. Police arrested the suspect. The incident could be connected to the Barcelona attacks.

 
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LIFE & TECH
Summer

 
Speaking about Jesus in Mallorca’s beaches
Speaking about Jesus in Mallorca’s beaches

German Christian ministry Gospel Tribe reaches out to young tourists through worship services, prayer and personal testimonies. “Jesus would have been here, He cared about people”.

 
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Walk
Walk

A two-minute video on the meaning of Jude 24.

 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
Read a biography this summer
Read a biography this summer

I’ve found that biographies are a great way to take our minds to other periods, “live” someone’s life, learn some of their lessons, and reassess our own lives.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernández

 
Qualified

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be good enough to "compete" in heaven!

 
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FEATURES
Juan Francisco Martínez

 
Who would Jesus deport?
Who would Jesus deport?

20-25% of undocumented immigrants in the US are evangelicals and many of them are pillars in their churches and communities.

 
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BIBLICAL PREACHING
Peter Mead

 
Not every exhortation is necessary
Not every exhortation is necessary

There are some things that are preached with great life impact simply through clarity of explanation.

 
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WINDOW ON EUROPE
Jeff Fountain

 
An urban adventure

We too feel picked up by the scruffs of our necks by the same God of Abraham.

 
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FINISH LINE
Jaime Fernandez

 
Never drop the ball
Never drop the ball

It's often essential in life to fight on without wasting a second, especially in the spiritual realm.

 
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JUBILEE CENTRE
Paul Mills and Michael Schluter

 
Brexit in a fractured Europe: a relational vision and strategy for reconciliation

There is an urgent need for Christians to seek the peace and prosperity of the whole continent of Europe at an uncertain time in its history.

 
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VATICAN FILES
Leonardo de Chirico

 
Is the Roman Catholic Church Now Committed to “Grace Alone”?
Is the Roman Catholic Church Now Committed to “Grace Alone”?

For the Catholic Church, “by grace alone” means that grace is intrinsically, constitutionally, and necessarily linked to the sacrament, and thus to the Church that administers it.

 
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LIFE & TECH
World championships

 
Christian swimmer Caeleb Dressel matches Phelps record with 7 gold medals
Christian swimmer Caeleb Dressel matches Phelps record with 7 gold medals

He is the first swimmer to win three golds in one night. “I learn to trust what God is doing[...] God gave me the talent”, he said.

 
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EUROPE
Interview

 
“We are passionate about listening to Scripture and sitting under it”
“We are passionate about listening to Scripture and sitting under it”

James Robson, new Director of Keswick Ministries, explains his views on Christian unity and the role of believers in a secularised society.

 
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WORLD
Persecuted Christians

 
China bans Christian summer camps and Sunday schools
China bans Christian summer camps and Sunday schools

Government of the Henan province orders 20,000 registered house church members to join the Three-Self Church, and ban foreign students from practising their religious beliefs.

 
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SOLAS MAGAZINE
Michael Reeves

 
An enduring truth
An enduring truth

The only way the Reformation could possibly not still matter would be if beauty, goodness, truth, joy and human flourishing no longer mattered.

 
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CULTURE MAKING
René Breuel

 
A new past
A new past

When we are caught with the silverware, God offers also the candlesticks.

 
 

 
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Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe

The economist summarises the manifesto “Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union” and explains why personal relationships should be at the centre of our economy, education and democracy. 

 
Gary Wilkerson: The Bible, the Holy Spirit and the Reformation Gary Wilkerson: The Bible, the Holy Spirit and the Reformation

Pastor Gary Wilkerson talks about what all evangelical Christians can learn from the Protestant Reformation and underlines the need for more churches with both a sound doctrine and obedience to the Holy Spirit.

 
Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict

Shira Sorko-Ram, pastor and journalist in Israel, shares her views and a historical and biblical context on the latest events.

 
Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe

Is the arrival of thousands of Muslims to Europe a threat to Christianity? What is the growth of evangelical churches in Eastern and Southern Europe? An interview with theologian and Lausanne Movement representative Lindsay Brown.

 
Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ” Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ”

Evangelical Focus asked the well-known Pentecostal pastor about his “open” approach to Roman Catholicism. Traettino defended his position about ecumenism during the Italian Evangelical Alliance 2016 assembly (8-9 April, Rome).

 
Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues

The World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General participated in the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly (Rome, 8-9 April). In this interview with Evangelical Focus, Bp Tendero talks about the need to listen to local churches and to face challenges like the refugee crisis and climate change. 

 
Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA

Influence in society, evangelical identity and projects in Europe. An interview with Thomas Bucher, secretary general of the European Evangelical Alliance.

 
Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission

“We want to see the youth not just being equipped, but also being multipliers”, Evi Rodemann director of Mission-Net. The European Congress took place in Germany from December 28 to January 2.

 
Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum

Pritchard explains the vision of ELF, comments on the 2015 event in Poland and reflects on what it means to have an "evangelical identity".

 
Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch

Author and international speaker Dr Pablo Martínez discusses the main challenges in Europe nowadays and hopes Evangelical Focus will be a useful tool to help build bridges between churches and society.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
I am not on sale I am not on sale

Young Christians gathered at Madrid’s central square Sol to denounce human trafficking. A flashmob highlighted the work of three evangelical NGOs which support women who escape sexual slavery in Spain.

 
The abilities of Mefi-Boset The abilities of Mefi-Boset

Christian ministry Mefi-Boset has been working with people with intellectual disabilities in their leisure time, and supporting their families in Terrassa and Barcelona (Spain) for 20 years. 

 
Re-evangelise Europe and renew the biblical church Re-evangelise Europe and renew the biblical church

The 2017 European Leadership Forum gathered hundreds in Poland to celebrate the Reformation and connect to better share the gospel in diverse national contexts. See picture gallery.

 
Stamps to commemorate the Reformation Stamps to commemorate the Reformation

Poland, Lithuania, Namibia and Brazil are some of the countries that have issued special stamps on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses.

 
‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country ‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country

Bilbao hosted the Spanish Evangelical Alliance's annual meeting (assembly). Politicians, professors and evangelical representatives shared views on social reconciliation. The theme was also analysed from a theological perspective and in workshops. 

 
WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues

A selection of pictures of World Press Photo 2017.

 
The Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible The Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi spoke about how the biblical worldview shaped the West. 300 professionals attended annual GBG meeting on faith and work in Cullera (Spain). Photos: J.P. Serrano, S. Vera.

 
Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016 Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016

Around 1,000 young Christian leaders from 150 countries are participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, to reflect on global mission.

 
“Spain, we pray for you” “Spain, we pray for you”

Hundreds of evangelical Christians from many denominations marched in Madrid (Spain) to pray for their city, the authorities and asking God to bring hope to its society. Many gathered in other cities on June, 11.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Walk Walk

A two-minute video on the meaning of Jude 24.

 
How can local churches evangelise their communities? How can local churches evangelise their communities?

Evangelist Michael Green speaks on how to mobilise the local church for effective evangelism.

 
What is scientism? What is scientism?

“Scientism is the view that Science provides knowledge, and that is the only source on knowledge”, says Rik Peels, Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

 
Living without your favourite things Living without your favourite things

A video by Open Doors UK & Ireland explains to children what it means to be a refugee. 

 
Playmobil animation on Luther’s life Playmobil animation on Luther’s life

British video platform GoChatter uses 4,000 individual photos to create stop motion video on Martin Luther's life.

 
Individualism: from the Protestant Reformation to 21st century capitalism Individualism: from the Protestant Reformation to 21st century capitalism

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi on how the Protestant Reformation underlined individualism as a means to please God, and how secular Europe corrupted it.

 
Students in Europe: “We are present” Students in Europe: “We are present”

A summary video of the IFES Europe conference which brought together 1,700 students from many countries in Aschaffenburg (Germany) to reflect on God's mission in society.

 
You-To live-How? You-To live-How?

The Roldan Camacho are a Spanish couple with deafness. They tell us how the whole family experiences everyday life through sign language. A video report by Gabriela Pérez.

 
Philip Yancey interview Philip Yancey interview

An 8-minute interview with Philip Yancey on the role of Christians in a secularised society. Recorded in Madrid, September 2016.

 
An interview with Prof. John Lennox An interview with Prof. John Lennox

New atheism, the definition of "faith", Christianity in Europe, the role of the Bible in mission, and the need to listen more. An exclusive interview recorded at "Forum Apologética" (Tarragona, Spain) in May 2016.

 
 
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