The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
Authorities gave no reason for arresting the 13 Christians, except to say that they were all converts from Islam.
Jaume Llenas, a member of the committee that wrote the Lausanne document “The Missing ‘Christians’: A Global Call”, explains how nominalism is affecting the Evangelical church.
How the gospel transforms the Untouchable to the Touched-by-Grace.
Numia meets weekly with other Christian women in a country where they must hide their faith. “My family sees in me something different, I am waiting for the right moment to share my faith with them”.
Religious identity, nationalism, and violence.
In a rash of recent actions against Christians in Nepal, an alcoholic who became violent during an intervention had Christian leaders arrested on forcible conversion charges, and a foreign couple was deported.
Šárka Berankova works as a civil engineer living in Prague. She heared the gospel in Spain, the UK and Colombia. “God surrounded me with Christians, even before I knew anything about faith”.
Police and customs officers interrogating the convert pressured him to renounce Christ.
Five tests from the pen of J.C. Ryle (1816-1900).
Since the 9/11 attack in 2001, we have seen more than 60 new Muslim movements to Christ.
“In popular usage, the word is nearly synonymous with hypocrite”, writes the well-known pastor in an article for The New Yorker magazine.
“There are 3 things why Muslims are coming to Christ: meeting authentic Christians; reading the Bible in their own language; and seeing a vision of Jesus”, says Fouad Masri, President of Crescent Project.
A Spanish TV documentary will tell the story of Jose Rabadan, who murdered his parents and sister. He is rehabilitated now, and is a member of an evangelical church. “Showing that there is hope is part of the reintegration”.
“We make it clear to asylum seekers who want to convert that furthering their application is not a reason to become a Christian”, a pastor says.
“Pastors who make time for sharing their faith with non-Christians and who teach church members to do the same can have a big impact”, LifeWay Research study says.
Conversions are growing especially among the youth. Religious leaders have slammed government officials "for their negligence to stop the spread of Christianity."
"We have always made things dirty because we were outside of Christ, so we do this a sign of being clean and washed and made new”, a former prisoner says.
There has been 410 reported incidents, while there were 441 in total in 2016. “Attackers know they will not be punished”, Open Doors says.
The government often uses this accusation against converts instead of the charge of apostasy, in an attempt to avoid international scrutiny.
One minor was held for 25 days, another is still in custody, along with five adult volunteers.
Friends and church leaders supported the two children of the “exemplary” mother in the funeral. The police talks about a probable “religious motivation” of the Muslim attacker.
The man and his wife were selling girls for over 10 years.
Conversion from Islam is impossible in many places and in the few locations where it is possible legally, there are social and cultural impediments to change.
Five incidents were reported on the same day. “Non-state actors seem to operate with impunity”, says the EFI.
For the first time, Christians have been able to bring their requests to the National Council of Human Rights. “We were well received”, says the spokesperson of the National Coordination of Moroccan Christians.