As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
How can we know when instead of promoting the gospel in our context, we are merely reflecting the cultural and sub-cultural norms of our context?
A beginner's guide to theology.
A closer look at the eight key arguments of Luther's 1525 masterpiece.
Some churches get very upset if the preacher uses any humour in the pulpit. Other churches esteem humour above all else that comes from the pulpit.
The word rosary means “crown of roses”. The conviction behind this expression is that Mary has revealed that each time people say a “Hail Mary” they are giving her a rose.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland is the only Nordic national church which doesn’t celebrate same-sex marriages. The Church Synod of the church discussed intensively about it in May.
Why Scripture refuses to separate the theological from the historical.
Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi explains how Europe developed technology after understanding “the very important difference that the Bible made between work and toil.”
Vishal Mangalwadi on how the Bible shaped how we see work and technology.
Unemployment in the EU regions ranged from 2% to 31%. Greece and Spain are still struggling. According to the Bible, “all work is worthy and full of meaning”, Jaume Llenas, General Secretary of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance, says.
A closer look at the doctrine of election.
A defence of the Spirit's personhood from the Old Testament.
Church leaders are usually “at the limit of their emotional and spiritual resources”, says José Hutter, theologian and pastor in Spain. A national seminar will address the challenges of Christian leadership.
Without careful and disciplined action, the church’s theology and practice of mission will be impoverished.
A closer look at 2 Samuel 1:26.
Most of the time most of us remain blissfully unaware of riches with which we have not yet engaged.
The traditional theological structure was geared to give Yes or No answers. The post-Vatican II structure is more inclined to suggest Both-And types of answer on all kinds of issues.
The forgotten doctrine of the fear of God.
Spanish group Evangelicals in Economy and Business organises conference for business leaders. Meeting regularly with fellow believers is “vitally important”, says experienced businessman Peter Briscoe.
A closer look at the sufficiency, clarity, authority and necessity of Scripture.
Both content and form speak of the divine heart beating on every page of the Bible.
A closer look at Romans 10:6-8.
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.”
If you are telling David’s story with Goliath, much better to have a stone in your hand than to be wearing authentic shepherding garb from 1000BC.
“Resources are getting scarcer and no doubt the local churches and its members will have to take on a heavier financial responsibility in the future”, explains Parish pastor Haakon Kessel.