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.
In those regions which embraced the Reformation, Halloween came to be seen as incompatible with Biblical teaching.
We should pause to ask what causal links can be demonstrated between the Reformation and economic growth, democratic stability, and social justice in Protestant-background countries.
His own writings to Theo and his paintings of his latter phase bear witness to his preoccupation to the end with the person of Christ.
If God doesn’t change your inside, you’re living by appearances.
The two great European rivers, the Rhine and the Danube, have been a natural barrier across the continent through the centuries from the Black Sea to the North Sea.
The story of “A High Wind in Jamaica” (Richard Hughes, 1929) might sound like a comedy, but it is in fact a drama of great cruelty, capable of making the skin of most insensitive readers crawl.
Europe as the continent most exposed to the gospel over time and intensity, yet more recently also shaped by the abandonment of the gospel.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be good enough to "compete" in heaven!
We too feel picked up by the scruffs of our necks by the same God of Abraham.
A journey back into the past has encouraged us to believe that God is not yet finished with Europe.
God will use for good what Satan means for evil. He works on a different schedule.
A mystery play narrates the Swiss Reformer’s life from the point of view of Anna Reinhart, his wife.
Imagine having to choose between facing death in a war-torn country, or escaping and leaving loved ones behind.
We should not only see the tares or weeds, the negative, but also remind ourselves of the positive things God is doing, the wheat.
By focusing on our aspirations, resentments and grievances, the world-as-spa message exhorts us to be self-centered, begrudge the needs of others, focus on our personal freedom.
Notice how many buddha statues or wall hangings are for sale in local garden centres, or in home improvement centres, or cosmetic shops.
God has taught us to pay all that we owe, and to give honour to those who deserve it.
Sadly ‘integrity’, ‘incorruptibility’ and ‘honesty’ are not words often used to describe today’s politicians. That’s why we cannot leave our future just to the politicians.
When the devil lies, Jesus said, he speaks his native language. As fallen human beings, it is our native language too. Lying is universal.
Granted, the European Union is a very imperfect human project, not to be confused with God’s kingdom. Yet we are told to pray for God’s kingdom to come, that is, for his will to be done in Europe as it is in heaven.
Richard Winter, Psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary, answers the question.
Whether the election results swing left or right, the church will always steer its own course. And she will not be afraid to be critical of the government where the gospel would require. A manifesto by theologians Janneke Stegeman and Alain Verheij.
Citizens from all over Europe are driving to Brussels to offer themselves as ‘Official European Chauffeurs’, willing to bring refugees to their respective countries.
Valentine was right. Marriage is worth paying a price for.
How can the church better include people with disabilities? What was Jesus Christ's approach? Thérèse Swinters (European Disability Network) speaks from her own experience.