The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
We have to go above and beyond a casual reading of Scripture in order to speak it out to others.
It has been great to see how students in Europe have gained new confidence to proclaim the gospel publicly.
For Paul Schrader’s characters, salvation is often synonymous with self-redemption. Atonement for guilt is sought through violence, which, far from being divine, is profoundly human.
“My children want to play sports, but that means not being able to go to church on many Sundays”. What should we do?
Humility is not just something God prefers. Humility is not an arbitrary demand we can hope to bypass. Nor is humility a contrast to God’s supposed demand for the spotlight.
To be strong in one area of religiosity does not guarantee that a person will be strong in other areas. Inconsistency may be evident in any one of the parameters of being Christian.
Roughly 15% speak it daily as their first language of choice. Consequently, the most likely way any of these people will meet Jesus is going to be proactively and lovingly, in and through, the medium of the Welsh language.
If Roman Catholicism is Roman, it cannot be truly catholic.
As with any addiction, the brain always wants more, harder, more intense. Saying that one can actually change the likings of the enormous mass of consumers towards a kind of porn that is non-violent and non-sexist, is a lie.
In the battle of language, this diffuse form of populism is defining what is “progressive” and what is not, and thus imposing its ideas on society.
When we are expressing our dependence on and need of God, then it is our prayer that makes us most human!
How did this young boy growing up in Kalispell, Montana make such an impact on the world that celebrities like Bono sought out his friendship and counsel?
Populism presents itself as the real, orthodox incarnation of popular will but makes itself unaccountable.
With such division in our political leadership, is there any wonder that the tensions over Brexit remain so high?
We need to be discerning as to the aspects of our nation and culture that can be affirmed by us, and those that must be challenged in the light of the character of God.
The real challenge is not filling time, but knowing what to cut out to fit the time you have.
As Christians we have a responsibility to take a stand against propaganda and make sure we are bearers and channels of the truth.
What today we call Satanism is really just a form of atheism, born out of the rejection of an all-too-familiar religion.
The influence of the Bible on political thought, speech and action is unparalleled, and has provided the foundations for modernity upon which has been built the liberal democracy that we enjoy in the West today.
Whichever way you plan your church Christmas schedule, you do need to pray for sensitivity to a set of potential people present.
How the gospel transforms the Untouchable to the Touched-by-Grace.
Out in the open, a beach mission is like a church without walls. Those who are unsure can sit at a distance, listening and looking. There is something too about the anonymity of being away on holiday that makes people more willing to try new things.
Joanne Appleton talks about nominalism with three attendees at the Lausanne Rome consultation: Tim Grass, Jaume Llenas and Olof Edsinger.
The way we communicate online is changing the political debate in strange ways.
Four ideologies can become an intolerant and dangerous idol: secularisation, left-wing populism, nationalism and liberal values dogmatism.