The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
The US pastor and his wife Norine spoke on TV about the difficulties of the last two years. “As Christians, we have not the option not to forgive”.
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.
Are there witches or people practising magic today, or is it all one big hoax or delusion?
Twenty-eight years without this terrible landmark of separation, family divisions, a country divided.
Five years later, the popular Canadian artist returns with a song about how she turned to God during “the battle of my life” against Lyme disease.
The 19-year-old lamp keeper of a floating fish trap, survived by catching fish and sipping seawater through his clothes. He had his Bible on board.
Most Venezuelans are now ‘burned out’ as they basically just try to survive. An unprecedented exodus has ensued, some 1,642,400 left the country between 2015 and 2017.
Conflict is a form of communication of last resort, which, contrary to appearances, does not have to finish badly, but provides the opportunity to draw closer to the other person.
In New York, António Guterres met the Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, Efraim Tendero.
Prayer meetings were organised in churches and streets. “The church has to be a voice for values and respect”, a Christian politician in the city says.
Once you have prayed, wrestled, tried, failed, corrected and tried again, you may eventually arrive at a golden destination: an understanding of the text’s details in context.
Churches offer help to the local authorities. 600 people have been evacuated from their homes, including an evangelical family.
A team of young people from a local church clean burnt properties “removing items, carrying wood and offering a hope of restoration”.
Blessing Makwara, General Secretary of the Evangelical Community of Zimbabwe urged “all members of the Body of Christ across the globe to continue interceding for peaceful transitions”.
“A lot of people are blaming the State, blaming God”, says a Christian in the region. “Please pray for the country”.
How Sanjayan is making a stand against ragging in Sri Lanka.
Nicaraguan pastor and author Amilcar Kraudy, analyses the role of the evangelical church in deep socio-political crisis. “I believe that there is a time to pray, but there is also a time to move forward”.
Players at the World Cup are not allowed to express religious messages on the field. But Thiago Silva, Neymar and other stars of the Brazilian team used Instagram to thank God.
All ministers of faith minorities representing less than 1% of the population “would be required to be Bulgarian citizens, having graduated theology in this country”, explains Vlady Raichinov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance.
Four politicians of the Swiss Parliament joined the event in the centre of Bern.
All players of the squad kneeled and prayed together on the pitch after losing 6-1 to England. It is the first time the country plays a football World Cup.
Those of us who work with immigrants have spent the last few days with growing fear and concern, though also with small glimmers of hope.
Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Fidel Escobar of Panama knelt on the field to pray at the end of the game. Social media users described it as “the image of the day”.
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.
The God “who played the cosmos into being” delights himself in the World Cup but delights in higher things still.