As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
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 danger of deception lies not only in the fact that we are not what we appear to be, but also in ending up believing that we are something other than our true selves. A review of “Smoke and Mirrors” (2016).
Is the exit-strategy (like the one seen with Brexit) the only way forward amidst the widespread dissatisfaction towards the EU?
Sadly ‘integrity’, ‘incorruptibility’ and ‘honesty’ are not words often used to describe today’s politicians. That’s why we cannot leave our future just to the politicians.
What remains of modern ideology, free-market capitalism, gives us some nice gadgets but does not nurture the soul.
Motherhood can sometimes be an idol to be worshiped - and as for all worship, it has its detractors and its fanatics.
Insights by Scott Moreau, Associate Dean of Wheaton College Graduate School.
Granted, the European Union is a very imperfect human project, not to be confused with God’s kingdom. Yet we are told to pray for God’s kingdom to come, that is, for his will to be done in Europe as it is in heaven.
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.
When confronted with the dichotomy of ‘people’ or ‘elite’, Jesus refused to be cornered. His answers to trick questions introduced a new dimension.
What are the priorities that Christ incarnated with his life?
John Piper: “Donald Trump’s immoral behavior in the past, and his ongoing unwillingness to renounce it as evil, show that he is morally unfit to lead our nation.”
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.
God did not look at the arrogant young Joseph and say, ‘That’s it. He’s blown it. I can’t do anything with him.’ Not at all.
Prime Minister Borisov resigned on Monday after the victory of pro-Russian Roumen Radev. Many have left the country in the last years due to the financial crisis.
More than 20 countries were represented at the European Evangelical Alliance General Assembly 2016. The “identity of Europe” and the Christian response to several challenges was discussed in Colares (Portugal).
Across Western Europe and the US, those who hold to traditional Christian sexual ethics not only find themselves on the wrong side of popular opinion, but allegedly on the “wrong side of history” too.
The town of Mialet received 8,000 Protestants who came from across France to recall the “desert assemblies”. The yearly meeting was started more than a century ago.
“Our identity is in Christ”, said synchronized diving medallists Boudia and Johnson. “I'm in the sport to show people I find my happiness with what God's given me”, gold medal swimmer Caeleb Dressel declared.
Christian psychologist Lidia Martin analyses the “image-centered” culture in which we live, and how we can put personal care in the right place.
After the referendum, the tensions run high. The Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom calls to follow the example of Jesus and practise “generosity and love.”
The danger of deciding on the basis of narrow personal or national self-interest is to overlook a whole range of possible consequences to the other parties in this set of relationships – which could then rebound on us.
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.
Viewing the issues of the referendum debate through the lens of what theologians call “salvation history”, the mission of God to redeem His creation, throws new light on them and provides vital perspective to help us make our decision on the 23 June.