Some were not interested in lose their power and their corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Author Michael Ots responds to some of the objections of sceptics.
This “Holy Week” in Spain thousands of people who refuse to follow Jesus will be moved by religious images. They will sing and cry.
It’s interesting to see how our western culture, totally permeated with relativism and tolerance, is now quickly moving towards absolutist positions of rejection and even racism, generally known as populism.
Just over half of the general population believes Britain is a “Christian country”, but only one third of those aged 18-24 agrees. Citizens want politicians to understand religion well, a survey shows.
The Christian church is a global phenomenon, and mission is a worldwide endeavor.
Outside the heavily guarded court, those opposing Ahok chanted, “Jail Ahok, jail Ahok, jail Ahok now”. Muslim clerics refer to the Christian politician as a “son of Satan”.
We are totally vulnerable before him, whether we know it or not, he knows us.
In assessing the ecumenical scene, the risk of looking at Lund without being aware of what happens in Rome is real.
The number of Finns who say they believe in the God of Christianity has increased from 27% to 33% in four years. “People are thinking about their relation to the Church”, researcher Kimmo Ketola says.
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The motion condemns Israel on several issues regarding Jerusalem and its holy sites. Due to Israeli efforts, no European country backed the motion.
Where is the Roman church headed After Vatican II? An interview with Leonardo de Chirico.
“I am staggered that so many evangelical Christians would somehow paint a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs, as someone that we could stand behind”.
“We have a lot to learn from Christians from other continents where being in minority is the ordinary way of life for a church”, says parish pastor Haakon Kessel. 15,000 left the Church of Norway after deregistration was made available online.
“The strong spirituality and familiar atmosphere in independent evangelical churches respond to the needs of the new converts”, admits a Protestant minister. Many converts face threats after leaving Islam.
Chinese Millennials look to the church for answers to life's big questions. 62% of China's believers are between the ages of 19 and 39.
The center has chaplains and prayer spaces, representing Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.
“I had to flee that night, leaving my entire family behind,” said Kuluseni Iguru Tenywa, the father of four children.
About 90% of the Native Americans have minimal or no connection to Christianity. “There are no mega-churches with Indians, but we have people who love the Lord”, Emerson Falls, former chairman of FoNAC, said.
Stefan Gustavsson (Sweden) on how society misinterprets what Chrisitanity says about homosexuality.
New atheism, the definition of "faith", Christianity in Europe, the role of the Bible in mission, and the need to listen more. An exclusive interview recorded at "Forum Apologética" (Tarragona, Spain) in May 2016.
In 1961, the preparation for a historical “Holy and Great” council was started. It was to be the Eighth Church Council. However, issues of faith lost out to issues of politics.
“The relationship between Orthodoxy and those Churches which are in the process of accepting liberal moral values and doctrinal relativism is deteriorating”, says Francisco José Pino.
In Wittenberg, the German President highlighted the importance of Luther’s Bible translation and spoke of how the “priesthood of all believers” brought sense of individual freedom.
The survival of the Church today does not depend on Europe. But the survival of Europe as we know it certainly depends on the Church.