The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
Within the first 25 years of Christ’s crucifixion, the Jesus movement was spreading like wildfire across the ancient world. All four major cities of the Empire were affected, it seems – Rome, Alexandria, Antioch and Ephesus.
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.
Let’s take a look at a few of the many positive changes which sprang from the Reformation.
Five hundred years later, the Solas give us as followers of Jesus our identity. When people ask, “What makes you an evangelical?”, we can respond with the five solas.
Across Western Europe and the US, those who hold to traditional Christian sexual ethics not only find themselves on the wrong side of popular opinion, but allegedly on the “wrong side of history” too.
Jesus was able to command others to follow him, yet his approach to leading these followers was to build close relationships where he taught in small groups, challenged, mentored, and answered their questions.
The media’s interpretation of the significance of the discovery a few months before it was made reflects the need most humans feel to find ultimate spiritual reality.
If we are to help someone who has fallen into a pattern of sin and they desire to repent, restoration must be a process where we come alongside, offering practical goals and objectives for the individual that will help them turn around.
“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.
Why Einstein’s theory of relativity is actually a powerful argument for absolute truth.
Many leaders hide their vulnerability behind a mask of confidence and what can appear to be spiritual superiority, not necessarily knowingly but subconsciously as part of what they feel it means to be a leader.
Western Christians can sometimes come across as believing that they have a superior and better developed approach to work and leadership. But does the Bible actually lean towards a Western set of values or those reflected in the Global South?
In the Church, non-authoritarian servant leadership does not mean defaulting to democratic or congregational rule but a ‘true theocracy’ that acknowledges the priesthood of all believers.
Finance is not a subject that gets dealt with much in church life or teaching, except perhaps occasionally in terms of personal debt and giving. Even less is said about how our Christian faith works out in practice when facing the challenges of running a business.
Evangelicals have to do their homework in order to go beyond the surface of mere phonetics in order to grasp the profoundly different theological vision underpinning Francis’ language.
My greatest struggle is not my neighbor, coworker or family member. My greatest struggle isn’t even Satan. My greatest struggle is myself.
The word love is a very flexible word in English. Love can mean just about anything from loyalty to a sports team, to eating a hamburger, to becoming one in covenant marriage. Love is constantly used, but its meaning is diluted. What does it mean to love someone?
What is love? What does it mean to love someone? Is it to have a checklist of actions we have done for others? Is it an emotion we are supposed to feel?
What do you want to achieve in your life? What goal? What task? What accomplishment? That goal, task or accomplishment is one of the greatest temptations in your life.
Life is not about accomplishment. Life is not about things. Life is not about education. Life is not about work. What is life about?
Many believers think evangelism is explaining the same message, using identical words, to every nonbeliever they come in contact with. But this is not how Jesus communicated his message. If we want to communicate Jesus’ message, shouldn’t we examine how Jesus communicated?
If you want to build a house where another house already stands, what do you do? You need to deconstruct the current house to make room for the new one. The same thing is true with the Gospel.
Apologetics is normally understood as defensive, like a castle protecting our Christian faith from different sorts of attacks. No. Apologetics is actively loving and persuading others of the Gospel’s truthfulness.
The movie Amazing Grace was a biography of the life and work of an obscure British politician who lived 200 years ago. Why was William Wilberforce's story so compelling to the modern viewer?
In our previous articles, we’ve discussed the challenges facing the global Evangelical Church. How do we respond? As with most things, a good place to start is with Jesus.