Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
The biblical work ethics clashes with a system that, according to the International Labour Organization, “experiences a lack of material well-being, economic security, equal opportunities or scope for human development”.
Isn't it odd that we, who are the sons and daughters of the most victorious being ever to exist, should live in defeat?
We seem to live in a society of fear.
If God is calling you to a responsible job, don't be afraid. He himself will fit you for it by his Spirit, and you'll do well.
Chaos broke out in a metro train in Valencia when passengers confused a group of preachers with terrorists. The nine Germans have been released on bail.
Having thrown off a religious sensibility, our death-haunted culture needs to squeeze every last drop of experience out of our limited existences, before it all slips away.
Evangelicals in Nicaragua keep denouncing the lack of security. The Nicaraguan Evangelical Alliance has asked the international organizations to act “with greater belligerence to stop the repression and death of the people”.
Spending time with God influences and puts into perspective my way of looking at things.
Guilt is just a pale copy of repentance, but it brings no comfort.
How will we react if God calls us to take a step of faith which could have drastic consequences?
Possession is less demanding than belonging, but it raises anxiety nonetheless to an aging person.
Being secular, or humanist, or atheist, seems to mean saying that you are tolerant or inclusive, when all you actually want to do is erase any trace of Christianity from our midst.
Jesus understood that when religion springs out of fear it becomes really a religion of power.
The secret of forgiveness is not what we do but what God has already done.
Church leaders are usually “at the limit of their emotional and spiritual resources”, says José Hutter, theologian and pastor in Spain. A national seminar will address the challenges of Christian leadership.
A climate of tension surrounds the Dutch general election, which will be held on Wednesday 15. The Missie Nederland General Secretary, Jan C. Wessels, hopes “the values of the Dutch people, which are partly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, will conquer.”
Whatever your fears are (timidity, challenges, etc.), here’s a piece of advice: if Jesus asks you to walk on water, don’t think about it too much, just do it…
The forgotten doctrine of the fear of God.
More than 50 representatives from diverse backgrounds and regions met in Barcelona for an “open process, listening to God and listening to each other for what we feel is on God’s heart for Europe”.
So all leaders listen, but what they listen to makes a dramatic difference.
Does a secularised Europe have any real basis for faith in the core values stemming from the story which made Europe Europe in the first place?
The disappearance of Cristian values in Europe is seen in the way so many believers respond to the refugees. It seems that some want to defend Christian values with an attitude that goes against such values.
Although terrorism has increased worldwide, this is the safest time in history.
Let's face it; you'll never be any good at skiing if you're frightened of crossing that threshold where you're no longer in control of your circumstances - or even your body.