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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.
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 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.
Concern for the poor, starting with those within the Christian ‘family’, is laced through the fabric of the Gospels and Epistles.
“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.
Don’t babysit children when they could be absorbing truth.
Most European Christians have lived through the secularisation process and so they have been conditioned to see it as normal.
Healthy families are central to a Christian understanding of flourishing society. They are the primary institution where commitment, sacrificial love, support and guidance can grow.
The link between the Holy Spirit and the Church is so organic that “for Benedict, Scripture, tradition, and the Roman magisterium always coincide because they are guided by the same Spirit”.
Let’s not allow the artificial and temporary newness, to take our focus away from the wonder of all that is new for us in Christ.
We have reduced our central heating thermostat by 1 degree and will look to reduce it further in stages. Jumpers are lovely, we should wear them more when it’s colder.
A review of John Mark Comer’s latest book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.
Todd Philipps' film is an adult exploration of the anatomy of evil, closer to a Kafkaesque tragedy or to Dostoyevsky’s novels than to the children’s universe of comic book superheroes.
A local Christian businessman offered his fleet of large vehicles to distribute aid and transport people around the clock truly becoming the feet of our undertaking to be God’s caring hands to hurting people.
Animator Bobby Rubio is father to Alex, a young Autistic boy, and ‘Float’ is his way of sharing their story.
The miracle of new beginnings, the miracle of justice realised and the miracle of changed hearts.
For Western European churches mission could be translated as: “Let’s go to other countries to serve”. However, for most Eastern European countries missiology is merely similar to theology.
It can be tempting to rush to act or just to ask for help but not actually make it possible for this assistance to be given.
Perhaps looking at it in this way helps us to understand both stories better, and to appreciate more fully the experiences, challenges and struggles of families that we know today.
Caring for God’s creation is one way in which we can express our love for God.
Strengthening the church in the face of a troublesome trend.
That is the beauty of the Psalms. Even though our circumstances are so different, often we will find the Psalm writer putting his words right on top of our feelings.
It might be more helpful to talk about Europe in the plural, to accept that there are probably several different versions of Europe.