What are the views of Evangelical Focus readers on the refugee crisis, marriage, ecumenism, sexual exploitation and the reliability of the Bible? We have selected the answers to some of the questions asked on our website.
The meausre applies to all pupils up to age of 15. Teachers are tired of the “unending war” against these devices.
Dave Patty encourages parents and leaders to have ongoing conversations with teenagers, because “young people are under tremendous pressure”.
The European Freedom Network, formed by more than 200 partner organisations, becomes a legal entity. Experts, campaigners and Christian workers shared resources at the 2017 “Bridge” conference.
"Many found answers, and many have come to know the real Jesus better”, says Gerson Mercadal, coordinator of Reboot Spain, an event organised by Fundación RZ, Ravi Zacharias Ministries in Spain.
And adventure camp is the first part of a Czech training programme for Christians aged 13 to 17. “Pastors and Christian leaders shared with them stories of their calling and lives”.
The new video of the European Freedom Network addresses the dangers of social media.
“Criminals may start with social networking platforms and then move to phone and video chat”, says Christian expert Ioana Humelnicu. “Being judged is the biggest fear of victims.”
Evangelicals in Spain promote a project to reduce absenteeism among this ethnic group. Romani church pastors have a key role as community leaders.
“Some of the most traumatised people I have met are trafficked women whose customers have insisted –sometimes forcefully– on replicating acts from porn films”, explains lawyer expert on pornography Dr. Ann Olivarius.
Several studies show a “scandalous fall” of the age of those who pay for sex in Spain. “They see it as fun, and prefer not to know if the women are victims of trafficking.”
The boys were stunned when they heard the news that they were sentenced to five years in prison. “I was shocked; I couldn’t believe it, I was so confused,” Shehata said. In early April, the boys’ left the places they were hiding, snuck out of Egypt and flew to Turkey.
Members of religious minorities speak openly about their spirituality on the social media, a study shows. Only 20% search information about other faith groups.
Do American teenagers still have reverence and interest for the Bible? That's a central question that guided a study conducted by Barna Group and the American Bible Society.
Samuil Petrovski, President of the Serbian Evangelical Alliance, and General Secretary of the IFES Serbia writes about the Nick Vujicic’s visit to Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro last spring.
53% of the boys surveyed think “online pornography is realistic.” P-Word conference will be held in London to explore a practical Christian response to the issue of pornography.
Two consecutive Bible competitions inspired evangelical churches in Bulgaria. 135 teenagers and 43 university students coming from a dozen of towns compared Scriptural knowledge.
A local project of Global Aid Network propels “Rojas Warriors”, giving children in social exclusion or without resources the chance of being a part of a basketball team.
“Parents need to step into their children’s world and start knowing and using technology… being nostalgic about the good old times simply doesn’t help”, believes expert Cosmin Cret.
Instant messaging programs are more dangerous than social media. Values, education and teaching teenagers social skills, good ways to fight against cyberbullying.
The research also revealed that teenagers pray far more regularly than they read the Bible. They see the church as a place to experience God.
Study alerts that older teenagers feel the pressure of society and are pessimistic about the future.