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Is there anything stupid you feel tempted to do?
Seven bishops ask the Vatican to stop what they believe is a “banalisation” of the Eucharist. Evangelicals see the decision of the Episcopal conference as a part of an ecumenical strategy.
John Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in the UK, examines the particular challenges to sexual integrity that Christian leaders face.
Many attend the funeral in the Pakistani city. The Christian community there is “afraid and feeling insecure” after three attacks in five months.
Guatemala is the country with the highest percentage of evangelicals in Latin America. However, it has one of the highest rates of inequality, violence and corruption.
Where Christian love and pagan love go separate ways.
Journalist Pilar Rahola publishes a book in which she collects her five-year work on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. “It was necessary to tell the world that there are people who die, not because of a random bullet, but because they are Christians”.
Many evangelical Christians have worked to serve refugees in the middst of strong social polarisation, says pastor Attila Nyari. “Pray for a renewed fire to reach people with the gospel, regardless of political affiliation”.
The Chinese government aims to reinterpret and retranslate the Bible in order to enhance the “‘Chinese style’ of Christianity and theology”.
“The reasons why somebody might have sex with a prostitute are very different from the reasons why somebody might want to have an affair with a member of their congregation”. An analysis by John Stevens, National Director of FIEC (UK).
A global versus international model can help.
Auke Minnema, General Director of the European Christian Political Movement, says young Christians should be encouraged to engage with society following the example of Jesus Christ and many others in the Bible. “We have a message, and we should be salt and light”.
Notwithstanding our departure from the EU, we are still Europeans by culture, history and geography. How might such solidarities be strengthened?
Evangelist Hélder Favarin gives insights into how to preach the gospel evangelistically in a secularized society. Sometimes preaching “sounds like a foreign language to non-Christians”.
What is the role of Christians serving in politics? An interview with Auke Minnema, the new General Director of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).
A 12-year-old girl has suffered bullet wounds. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack but presented no supporting evidence.
Some 54% of India faces extremely high water stress. The crisis has become increasingly evident in recent years as much of central India is facing a severe water shortage.
We can pick up the fallen stones time and again to construct our lives according to God's will.
“We should preach Christ from any passage of the Bible to both Christians and non-Christians”, says evangelist and pastor Helder Favarin.
The historian Mario Escobar describes historical aspects of the key week in the life of Jesus, whose historicity is sometimes questioned by sceptics.
Politicians and business people all over the world have a high interest in the issue of “reconciliation”, says the director of RZIM. “People need to see that there is a distinct, unique and vital contribution that is made through the Gospel”.
“If we walk in Christ, we will care for justice, freedom of speech, decency, honesty and will stand against abuse of power, manipulation, lies and violence”, says UKH (IFES) leader Tomas Uher.
Leah Nathan Sharibu remains hostage for refusing to renounce Christ.
As the number of people with a negative view of religion increases, so the climate for churches and other religious organisations will grow more difficult.
Christians are humiliated at airports, body-searched as if they were criminals or traffickers, compared to terrorists.