As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
A week of lectures, seminars, and discussions to study and evaluate Roman Catholic theology and practice.
Spanish preacher and songwriter Alex Sampedro: “It is time to make it clear that we want to bless the cities, we want to present Jesus to the people around us.”
“My colleagues perceive Christianity as one of many possible spiritual journeys that someone could take, but not the only one”, explains Šárka, who became a Christian while doing her PhD in the Czech Republic.
Three months ago, Hinduist activists videotaped pastor Sultan Masih as they accused him of paying people to convert to Christianity. Family receives support of police and government.
Called in Russian the “Youth Business Prayer Breakfast”, its primary supporters are Russian businessmen and politicians.
How can we know when instead of promoting the gospel in our context, we are merely reflecting the cultural and sub-cultural norms of our context?
A petition asking members of the Spanish parliament to stop the draft law reaches 5,000 signatures in 24 hours.
I don’t know where Fitzgerald got his inspiration for Benjamin Button, but it got me thinking about another baby who was born old.
Brazilian transgender pastor Alexya Salvador claims Christ was the first transsexual.
About 1,400 children and teenagers (with parents and youth leaders) asked the Swiss government to readmit nine Christian youth organisations that have been expelled from the national “Youth + Sport” programme.
A church leader in India explains how networks of small Christian communities apply the gospel in their local contexts. “Discipleship needs to be a very collaborative work”.
The General Synod of the Anglican Church also backed a ban on conversion therapy. Some members say deep theological discussions are being left out.
Does God ever go against our wills?
In Wittenberg, the WCRC signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (1999).
Jay Eastman talks about the foundation of disciple-making leadership in an interview. “Out of the identity of being one with Christ, we are able to feed other fellow sheep.”
Violence could break out in Hamburg as thousands protest against world political leaders. Christians set up five Houses of Prayer.
The government often uses this accusation against converts instead of the charge of apostasy, in an attempt to avoid international scrutiny.
The German Evangelical Alliance describes the Protestant State Church’s support for gay marriage as “catastrophic.” The law was passed despite the opposition of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
This request shows that when the Pope talked about all religious people being “children of God” he did not simply mean members of the human family.
“Firmness, gentleness and humility” are needed, says Etienne Lhermenault, President of the National Council of Evangelicals in France.
Growth in the Christian life depends on our knowing the will of God and obeying it, day by day.
If you look at it realistically, Jesus was a very unattractive messiah to believe in. He was a peasant who lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire.
A beginner's guide to theology.
“The decision defies common sense”, says Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship in the UK, because it “backs abortion on demand.” 1,000 doctors signed letter rejecting the BMA’s stance.
One minor was held for 25 days, another is still in custody, along with five adult volunteers.