The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
Adrian Petrice, coordinator of IFES Graduate Impact, talks about the challenges for university graduates who start their work life. “Pray that they will give reason for the hope they have in Jesus”.
Despite the decline of crimes, these organisations still are very influential in Southern Italy. Christians should “face Mafia with the Biblical responsibility that it deserves”, says Giuseppe Rizza of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
Research in Spain fuels the political debate about limiting the power of the porn industry. Christian activists have long been alerting about the damaging effects on children and youth.
Members of churches often ask what one change can make the most difference, can have the greatest impact, can enable lasting transformation.
More than 200 people went to houses, businesses and recreational areas in Santo Domingo, sharing the gospel through banners, messages of hope and prayer.
“Mandatory age verification is a world first, we want the UK to be the safest place to be online”, government says. Measure will come into force in July.
Around 70 participants from all over Spain joined to work and pray together, reflecting about how the Bible gives answers to questions of the new generations.
Jesus in an age of secularism, relativism, and tolerance.
96% of young people between 14 and 24 use instant messaging as their preferred means of communication with family and friends.
“If the message is not understandable, no matter how important it is – it will not reach the people”, says Valeria Esteban, a graduate of the training programme started in Spain.
Christian student groups participate in environmental initiatives. “We cannot remain insensitive to the problems we know we are causing [...] it is necessary to discover the essential verdure of the Christian faith”.
For us as parents of a child with additional needs, there are certainly many times to weep, times to be sad. But there is so much more to life than the tears if we are willing.
The video platform created in 2005 is by far the most valued social media among young people aged 11-18, a report of Youth For Christ shows.
In the early stages there is the trigger for relationship breakdown as we are struggling with understanding what is going on with our child.
One hundred Czech Christian leaders worked in thematic networks. Seminars addressed issues like the generational divides, church finances, and the use of pornography among Christians.
There is always hope, hope for every child. No matter how profoundly they are impacted by their additional needs or disabilities, the love of Christ can and does reach them as powerfully as anyone else.
Spanish evangelical psychologists and teachers gathered to analyse the challenges of new technologies and the latest trends in sex education in schools.
Maybe we should think about our own motivation for praying for healing for others; is there a risk that we are praying for healing for a loved one because that might make our life a little easier?
Perhaps we are being offered a wake-up call and a hope. And perhaps we can bring a humble, rich theology of creation (one that spurs us into action) squarely into the debate.
If disabled people were a nation, they would be the third most populous in the world (after China and India). Surely they deserve for us to keep fighting with them to change perceptions, change reality, and yes, change the world.
Ten months of prayer start with Italy, Belgium and Cyprus. “We are longing for God to turn the tide for the gospel in Europe”.
O’Bros win title of best emerging band with powerful live shows. Maxi and Alex: “The world needs Jesus”.
“Change the system, not the climate”, say 35,000 in Brussels. Christian experts welcome initiatives to change consumption habits.
UK Anglican leaders released a statement praying for “courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians”. “Reconciliation is central to our future", Justin Welby said in the House of Lords.
More than 750 have already registered for a conference that aims to equip and inspire thousands of students and graduates “full of faith that God can do amazing things in Europe”.