We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.
Ten pastors and wives of the Nazarene Church were returning from a spiritual retreat in La Habana. Only three of the 110 people on board survived.
About 160 representatives from four continents met for the EBM International Mission Council. “We are servants of God, his disciples and his ambassadors”.
“The sustained growth of the churches unnerves the government”, Cuban Pastor Mario Félix Lleonart, says. Several evangelical leaders have been interrogated and arrested in the last months.
At leas 14 people have died and many areas are left "barely habitable." Irma has been downgraded to a category four, but officials warn that it remains "extremely dangerous".
The new man, dreamed up by el Che, does not exist and will never exist, if he is not born from above.
The evangelical theologian Juan Stam relates an unusual encounter that happened in 2002, in Havana, between a group of Protestant pastors and Fidel Castro.
At least 2 people died in Haiti and 4 in the Dominican Republic, thousands displaced. Christian charities are working in Haiti. Two million people urged to evacuate in several US states.
“Return to Ithaca”, by the French director Laurent Cantet, portrays a weariness of life, but also a sense of anger, which goes beyond disillusionment.
Brazil is the country where more Bibles were distributed. The figures rise significantly in conflict countries like Syria and Ukraine.
Evangelicals have to do their homework in order to go beyond the surface of mere phonetics in order to grasp the profoundly different theological vision underpinning Francis’ language.
“It is not a favour done by one country to another, it is for both countries to benefit”, John Kerry said about the reopening of relationships with Cuba.
The evangelicals, like the rest of the citizens, hope that the new relationship with the United States will bring improvement on their daily lives.