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Digital persecution is on the rise, the WWL 2020 shows. Asia Bibi’s release was one of the the good news.
True stories about a slave turned abolitionist; a pastor who impacted US society; and one mother’s strong love and faith in the face of impossible odds.
The Modern Slavery law would give victims at least 12 months of guaranteed support. Charity CARE asks Christians to contact their local MP to support the initiative.
Many Disney movies mix Judaeo-Christian teaching with other religious elements and spirituality and then ‘put some magic on top’ as the final solution for making your dreams come true.
Jesus didn’t establish his church to be a place where only people that fitted in were welcome; he railed and raged against that very thinking 2,000 years ago.
The attackers arrived at the primary boarding school in Kamuthe, Garissa County, as the teachers were sleeping. “One of the attackers said, ‘We cannot allow infidels to teach our children,’ and there and then fired at three teachers”.
The Liverpool FC player was baptised by his teammate Alisson Becker. Half a million react to the video posted on Instagram: “I give you my failures and I will give you my victories as well”.
The spread of violent Islamic militancy across Sub-Saharan Africa and South-east Asia, and the rise of Christians targeted by organized crime in Latin America, are some of the trends of the 2020 Open Doors WWL.
In Haiti I have perceived, more than anywhere else, that physical battles are also spiritual battles, and that visible suffering is the result of the invisible tension between the world of darkness and the light of Christ.
Growing pressure on Christians in China, Algeria, Burkina Faso, according to the 2020 Open Doors World Watch List. Christians face severe persecution in 73 countries.
A referendum on 9 February gives the Swiss a chance to reject the changes in the Penal Code already approved by the Parliament. The norm could create freedom of expression conflicts, the Evangelical Alliance says.
Concern for the poor, starting with those within the Christian ‘family’, is laced through the fabric of the Gospels and Epistles.
Terry English, of youth ministry Josiah Venture, says discipling young people is “walking alongside them, helping them understand that their faith is about a relationship with Christ”.
Participants from 12 countries met near Barcelona. “The gift of the evangelist was stirred afresh as we prayed, worshipped and dared to ask God for Europe”.
Well-known Christian rapper TobyMac writes song about the passing of his son. “It felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise”.
The “aggressions and hostile rhetoric” threaten the presence of the Christian minority, says the global evangelical body. “Pray for and end to the cycles of violence and death that beset the Middle East”.
Theologian José Hutter addresses the challenges evangelical churches have faced in the last decade, including same-sex marriage and the split between Western historic churches and the Christian majority in Africa and Latin America.
There is nothing more important than coming to know Jesus as Lord.
We who follow Jesus Christ have also been made priests (Revelation 1:6).
“There have been many, many times, particularly soon after ‘D’ was diagnosed, when I’d love to have just been able to run away from it all” . 12 testimonies.
The leader of the German Evangelical Alliance says the lack of humanity in returning Christian converts to Islamist countries harms Germany’s own value system.
Don’t babysit children when they could be absorbing truth.
300 homes destroyed after worst earthquakes in a century. Churches organised prayers on the streets and offer collaboration to the authorities.
A leader of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria pleaded for help on a video released on Sunday. “I have never been discouraged, because all conditions that one finds himself are in the hands of God”.
Most European Christians have lived through the secularisation process and so they have been conditioned to see it as normal.