Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Why would someone take their life and the lives of people they have never met, including an 8-year old girl, in the most despicable way? What were they hoping to achieve?
The New Testament writers tell us that God’s honour is not something so fragile that it needs to be protected by legal restrictions.
Is the exit-strategy (like the one seen with Brexit) the only way forward amidst the widespread dissatisfaction towards the EU?
We take a look at four theories regarding Jesus' 'supposed' resurrection from the dead.
This “Holy Week” in Spain thousands of people who refuse to follow Jesus will be moved by religious images. They will sing and cry.
We spoke with Protestant Christians who had had their electricity and water cut off, who had been removed from the local population registers, whose children had been prevented from attending school.
What can you do when people just don’t seem interested in good books?
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.
One of the most painful situations for those serving among people without legal papers in the United States is to help parents to make plans for the care of their children in case they are arrested and deported.
Produce information about your events in accessible formats. Book a sign language interpreter for the meetings during your mission week.
The response of the European Churches to climate change, as with all environmental issues, has been patchy, but there are signs that this is beginning to change.
Have I ever felt hated or rejected or made fun of? Yes, I have.
A starting point: invite a refugee to go with you to visit a museum, watch a football match, share a meal.
We need to commit to escaping our filter bubbles and actively finding perspectives which challenge our default positions.
We should be more careful when pointing to the evangelical churches of Colombia as the promoters of the “no”.
“The aim of the JDDJ is to find commonalities, not differences. But with that comes a lopsided methodology that obscures those differences”, says theologian Michael Reeves.
A suggestion on how to deal with Halloween and other popular festivals.
We, the Evangelicals of Albania, understand that this is how we must love our nation today in order to be true to our gospel calling.
I ask the Lord - who bore our griefs and pains - to erase the scars of the wounds and the pain of our Nigerian girl. And to show her that, for him and for all of us, she is a precious stone.
It appears once again as if the Russian state will be moving simultaneously in opposite directions. Restrictive measures are combined with financial support for Protestant and multi-confessional projects.
Putting to one side the hermeneutical questions around the identification of the EU with Bablyon, what is clear is that the demonization of the “other” inspires hatred not love.
Have you contemplated what it means that the refugee migrants are going to stay in Europe, your country, your town, your village? Or are you deep down still thinking and maybe even hoping that they will go away again?
If the current situation has encouraged mission agencies in Europe to ask questions again about their core business and the values of service, radical availability, and sacrifice, then God will continue to be glorified, even in the midst of political turmoil and uncertainty.
Five reasons why I cannot pray to the Virgin Mary.
Two ideologies drive the attacks against Christian communities: the Mapuche worlview, and the Socialist and Anarchist movements.