We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.
The blaze started in an old nightclub nearby. Around 40 people were evacuated.“Building or no building, the church will worship God and serve our community”, the pastor says.
Paramilitary forces attacked the home of the evangelical leader with Molotov cocktails after he refused to let snipers use the building to repress anti-government protests.
Telecinco links the church leader to a police macro-operation against child pornography. Evangelical representatives ask the national tv broadcaster to rectify publicly.
When a narrative does its work, it can really work in the heart and mind of a listener.
Pastor Joel Osteen's megachurch spent $90 million last year. Only 1.3% was used for mission and evangelistic outreach.
Several evangelical representatives participated in the Organization of American States Assembly. They defended religious freedom and the right to life.
Preach to the people in front of you, but prayerfully ponder how the Sunday sermon can shape more than just that moment.
Percy Buffard founded the Spanish Evangelical Mission in 1917. The square of Moral de Calatrava where the current evangelical church is, will bear his name.
Five stories of migrants and their neighbours in the Netherlands.
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.
The first ever summit between North Korean and US leaders will take place in Singapore on June 12.
A secret witness accused the US pastor in Izmir of supporting the Kurdish PKK movement. Three witnesses submitted by the defense were not allowed to testify.
Myth 8: Since preaching is not a performance, as long as the content is good, delivery doesn’t matter.
“We will examine allegations that have not been previously investigated” the church’s elders say in a lette. “Each woman willing to speak with us will be heard”.
John Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches in the UK, examines the particular challenges to sexual integrity that Christian leaders face.
Myth 7: A sermon is the output of a mechanical process.
Guatemala is the country with the highest percentage of evangelicals in Latin America. However, it has one of the highest rates of inequality, violence and corruption.
“The reasons why somebody might have sex with a prostitute are very different from the reasons why somebody might want to have an affair with a member of their congregation”. An analysis by John Stevens, National Director of FIEC (UK).
Myth 6: A sermon is just the sum of its parts.
The city of Terrassa dedicates a square to pastor Samuel Vila and his wife, highlighting his theological, literary, editorial and social work and their defense of religious freedom.
Myth 5: Only well-prepared sermons get blessed.
The need to shut down once a week.
Myth 4: If the sermon is true, all is well.
Myth 3: If a sermon is really good then listeners will not be offended.