What are the views of Evangelical Focus readers on the refugee crisis, marriage, ecumenism, sexual exploitation and the reliability of the Bible? We have selected the answers to some of the questions asked on our website.
Sony created a subdivision dedicated to producing Christian films. The disconcerting fact is that it follows a pattern that has nothing to do with gospel values.
Photographer Juan Pablo Serrano sees the Reformers as an example of how “God uses ordinary people”.
Digital reading, often by design, makes meditation difficult, because hyperlinks outward, continually refreshing newsfeeds and flashing ad banners are constantly encouraging us to move.
The translation will help to bring the gospel to more than 20,000 people. The New Testament is ready and the whole Bible will be finished around 2025.
Stories about lost children explore our greatest fears. The big TV revelation this summer was an impressive Argentinean series produced by HBO called The Bronze Garden.
In Europe, Christians tend to use one term or another dependening on the cultural background of their country. How would you describe yourself? Vote.
According to researchers, the solar eclipse took place on 30 October 1207 BC. If the words in Joshua “are describing a real observation, then a major astronomical event was taking place”.
We should pause to ask what causal links can be demonstrated between the Reformation and economic growth, democratic stability, and social justice in Protestant-background countries.
It is unusual that the Council of a big Spanish city officially promotes and supports an evangelical event.
The German Bible Society gives a “Luther Bible 2017” to every German who has the same surname as the Reformer.
Starring Jim Caviezel, the film follows the last days of the apostle, awaiting the execution by Emperor Nero in Rome
“Ask the artist to help you design the service”, says Charles David Kelley in an interview about the role of artists and how their approach to culture can add much to churches.
“The goal is not only to sing, but to tell what God has done in our lives”, says the director of the Choir of the Reformation of Galicia, one of several groups touring in Spanish regions this year.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance launches a document “to empower Christians to plan an eco-friendly event that glorifies God and benefits all of creation”.
Two eangelical leaders spoke about the meaning of Grace and the centrality of the Bible on the TVE news channel.
We are hungry for it, but we fear it so much. Bend space and transcend time, no worries, but don’t ascribe it real meaning.
About 90 people will attend the European creation care conference near Nice (France). “Churches have been lacking a vision that puts creation care at the heart of daily discipleship, worship and mission”, says Dave Bookless.
Eight kings of the Kingdom of Israel and six from the Kingdom of Judah have been verified, including Kings David and Ahab.
The findings show the affluence of Jerusalem, and are proof of the city's fall described in the Bible.
The film is called ‘Heavensquest: A Pilgrim's Progress’. “We're trying to break new ground in the faith-based genre”, director Matt Bilen said.
There are three great benefits of art, which every Christian should embrace: beauty, truth and imagination.
The danger of deception lies not only in the fact that we are not what we appear to be, but also in ending up believing that we are something other than our true selves. A review of “Smoke and Mirrors” (2016).
A mystery play narrates the Swiss Reformer’s life from the point of view of Anna Reinhart, his wife.
A Christian in Spain built a diorama to tell both children and adults about Hus, Luther, Calvin and the impact of the first Bible translations five centuries ago.
A young Spanish film director documents the work of six Gospel choirs. The genre has grown far beyond evangelical churches.
The U2 singer talks about the Psalms in the Bible, music and life in a Fuller seminary video series. Artists “please God being brutally honest”, he says.
Exactly 1,517 meters long is the Bible that has been unfolded in the German city of Magdeburg to celebrate the Protestant Reformation.
Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi talks about how a renwed view of the Bible changed education systems in Europe.
Former Minister of Culture and Socialist Party leader in Madrid, Ángel Gabilondo, thanks Protestants for their contribution to the advance of “freedoms.”
Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi explains how Europe developed technology after understanding “the very important difference that the Bible made between work and toil.”
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.
“His writings made theism a serious option within academic philosophy”, the John Templeton Foundation says. Plantinga hopes “the Prize will encourage young philosophers.”
Around 200 people read the Bible publicly in Madrid’s Main Square, a place where “heretics”, followers of the Reformation, were condemned.
The Ensemble Bohórquez recounted the history of salvation through the pieces of classical Protestant composers. The concert took place in Valladolid, a key Spanish city in the times of the Reformation.
The inhabitants of a little village, led by a Protestant pastor, saved hundreds of Jewish children during the the Nazi occupation in France. “We did what we had to do.”
“Many people never read big chunks of the Bible at all, they just return again and again to the bits they experience as inspiring or comforting”, says researcher Ruth Perrin.
After the Madrid show of ‘Nu Metal’ band, Korn, the guitar player met a group of fans and told them how Christ changed his life. Watch the video.
Painter Sergi Barnils talks about how his Christian faith influences his art in an interview with a Spanish newspaper.
The cache of nine bronze coins may have been stashed fleeing Christians en route to Jerusalem as Persians invaded the land in 614 CE.
The German city is ready for “Gates of Freedom”, 16 weeks of events which could attract 500,000 visitors.
Spanish evangelicals propose new theses in areas like politics or science.
The main character of Himmelweg is a Red Cross worker who is an accessory to manipulating History, by covering up the truth of what really happened in a Nazi concentration camp.
February 20 would have marked the 50th birthday of the “Grunge” rock star. “Without roots in the past, or direction for the future, Cobain forfeited his history”, cultural critic Jose de Segovia explains.
His music is available free of charge. Although he talks a lot about God, he does not fit into what traditionally has been described as “Christian music.”
The Unamuno prize was awarded to writer and academic Antonio Muñoz Molina, for “his appreciation to the so-called ‘Bear Bible’.”
It shows an excerpt of Matthew 27 with annotations made by Martin Luther. It costs 2.60 Euro.
His autobiography “Porcelain”, introduces us this militant vegetarian, who defends animal rights, does not drink, smoke or take drugs, but confesses being addicted to porn.
Christian supplement “15 Minutes for Faith” will be distributed with Swiss newspaper ‘Blick’ to 180,000 readers.
A Bible Gateway research shows the most popular Bible verses, keyword searchs, and other interesting statistics. John 3:16 is, again, the most searched verse of 2016.
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.
“C.S.I. Miami” stands for more than the scientifically and technologically sophisticated resolution of complicated crime mysteries. It is representative of the way in which today’s society deals with evil, suffering and death.
Rooney Mara leads the cast in the title role opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus. The film will be released in March, 2018.
We are facing massive challenges in Europe and America with rapidly spreading unbelief and a weak Church. But what God did then in changing the direction of Europe, He can do again.
Well-known atheists such as Salman Rushdie and Richard Dawkins had been invited to speak at The Global Atheist Convention.
A review of Nick Spencer’s The Evolution of The West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values.
In search of authenticity (4): Schaeffer was looking for the human contact that might reopen the discussion that the debate had closed.
What we can learn from “American Gods”, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel.
To be a good theologian is to seek to know and rely upon the Word of God better. It is to be a faithful Christian.
This educationalist, Prime Minister and theologian has left an imprint on Dutch churches, schools, media and politics visible even a full century later.
In search of authenticity (3): Francis Schaeffer’s interest was not so much to win arguments, but to win people.
Spanish preacher and songwriter Alex Sampedro: “It is time to make it clear that we want to bless the cities, we want to present Jesus to the people around us.”
How can we know when instead of promoting the gospel in our context, we are merely reflecting the cultural and sub-cultural norms of our context?
“We wanted to create something that not only told the story of Luther and the Reformation but also the good news of Jesus”, says Jonathan Carswell.
They also found evidences of the battle between the Roman forces and the Jewish rebels, which resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.
British video platform GoChatter uses 4,000 individual photos to create stop motion video on Martin Luther's life.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” portrays the nightmare of a society governed by fanaticism and intolerance.
“It’s no more difficult to be a Christian singer than a Christian banker or anything else”, says artist Jonathan Veira in an interview about fame, art, work and the faith that inspires him.
Gaga’s video is a lucid cultural depiction of sin. She knows who the right guy is, and yet cannot leave the wrong one.
The word rosary means “crown of roses”. The conviction behind this expression is that Mary has revealed that each time people say a “Hail Mary” they are giving her a rose.
Our stories cannot help but echo the universe’s defining moment.
Will Eisner invented the comic for adults in 1978 with a story about the crisis of faith of a Jewish immigrant.
The force of Qureshi’s argument comes from applying the litmus test of history to the claims of each religion.
An exhibition in the region of Galicia shows the impact of the Bible despite many obstacles. Photos: Marina Acuña.
“Arrival” is not a film about aliens, but about the problem of human communication.
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.
Regional newspaper ‘El Diari de Terrassa’ gives 3,000 copies of the movie to its readers. The idea comes from an evangelical church in the city.
Through his mysterious death in Paris in 1971, the charismatic and self-destructive Jim Morrison managed to create a legend.
For a long time, archaeologists doubted the historicity of Solomon and the horses which, according to the Bible, he possessed, as at that time supposedly only camels were used.
The problem with the ECJ ruling on religious clothing is that it seems to be working on the assumption that secularism is ‘neutral’. But this is a myth.
The monsters and ghosts in “The Shining” are real, but they live within us.
The Turkish President continues inflammatory rhetoric against EU leaders. April referendum could expand his powers.
James Franco stars in “I am Michael”, a controversial movie produced by Gus Van Sant. The story of Michael Glatze first appeared in The New York Times.
Dasaanach people in Ethiopia, Kenia and Sudan receive the film in their own language. Its first premiere (in English) was in 1979.
The ancient town is mentioned in the books of Joshua and 1 Samuel. Excavations start in August.
Sexual slavery is “still taboo in our society”, says Mikaela Bruce, director of “Pasarea” (The Bird). It tells the story of a Romanian girl trafficked into Spain for prostitution.
The Bible, which was printed in the first printing office of Gutenberg around 1455, can be consulted online at Gallica, National Library of France digital library.
It is 588 metres high and stands on the southern edge of Lower Galilee. It was a sacred mountain for the Canaanites, and then also for the Northern Israelite tribes.
The Bible Society of Egypt says devaluation of the national currency is a challenge: costs of production have increased.
Three of the seven original prints of Martin Luther's 95 theses will be shown in the "Bible, Thesis, Propaganda” exhibition in Berlin next February.
Both content and form speak of the divine heart beating on every page of the Bible.
While his powerful use of the new technology of printing, his appeal to the masses and opposition to the ‘corrupt elites’ certainly resonate with the populist image, his goal was to reform, not overthrow, the established order.
The internet, smartphones, social media, instant messaging and other related technologies have had a dramatic impact on the way we communicate over the last 20 years, and therefore fundamentally how we relate to one another.
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) converted to Christianity when he was young, going on to become one of the foremost Protestant composers.
Tay Schmedtmann became a Christian six years ago: “I thank God that I do not have to do things in my own strength, He is behind me”.
We need to commit to escaping our filter bubbles and actively finding perspectives which challenge our default positions.
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