The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
Africa has become “an easy prey, because of its vulnerability and the abiding Western interest in the region”, says the Secretary General of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA).
There are plenty of reasons why we should preach, but what would you add to this list of rubbish reasons?
Concern for the poor, starting with those within the Christian ‘family’, is laced through the fabric of the Gospels and Epistles.
Strengthening the church in the face of a troublesome trend.
A book recently published says the institution loses 120,000 euros a day. “The situation has become worse with Francisco”, Vatican expert Leonardo De Chirico says.
Concerns about the digital currency being used to facilitate money laundering, drug purchases and terrorist financing are high on the list.
The US President presents a plan that includes the creation of “a coalition of businesses for the protection of religious freedom”.
The Bible warns against using dishonest weights, but we have raised that to an art form.
The legal attempt to take the Christian phrase off bills and coins has been rejected by the Supreme Court. Atheist activists have lost other similar appeals in the last years.
Embracing our mission of holistic transformation.
Remember that how we support the bereaved can bring glory to God.
We forget that life quickly passes b
Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
Let’s use the opportunity of #GivingTuesday to remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive – be it today or at any other time of the year.
Our entire culture is still geared toward satisfaction. According to the Bible, this is quite dangerous.
At first glance, it is difficult to understand the success of preachers of the prosperity gospel. Here, we present five reasons.
Catholic weddings decreased by 50% and baptisms by more than 30% in the last ten years. The public funding of the Roman Catholic Church increased by 3,4%, despite the generalised budget cuts.
Pastor Joel Osteen's megachurch spent $90 million last year. Only 1.3% was used for mission and evangelistic outreach.
Life’s treasures come from someone who shed his riches for us, someone who does not charge interest if we can’t pay Him back.
“It is still easy to succumb to the powerful marketing and cheap prices of fast fashion”, says Corban Bryant, founder of a fair trade garment company in Nepal.
“For the church, ‘Bitcoin’, like any other payment mechanism, has to be an instrument to distribute justice”, says economist Jorge Saguar.
The World Economic Forum in Davos gathers around 3,000 to tackle the issue of inequality. According to Oxfam, “2017 saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history, one more every two days”.
The cryptocurrency, created in 2009, is used by hundreds of thousands. “It will be part of our daily lives”, the church in Zurich says.
Let’s take a look at a few of the many positive changes which sprang from the Reformation.
We can preach about money after all, the Bible has a lot to say. But it is very awkward to talk about money for preachers.