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Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict

Shira Sorko-Ram, pastor and journalist in Israel, shares her views and a historical and biblical context on the latest events.

 
Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe Lindsay Brown: Islam and the Gospel in Europe

Is the arrival of thousands of Muslims to Europe a threat to Christianity? What is the growth of evangelical churches in Eastern and Southern Europe? An interview with theologian and Lausanne Movement representative Lindsay Brown.

 
Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ” Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ”

Evangelical Focus asked the well-known Pentecostal pastor about his “open” approach to Roman Catholicism. Traettino defended his position about ecumenism during the Italian Evangelical Alliance 2016 assembly (8-9 April, Rome).

 
Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues

The World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General participated in the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly (Rome, 8-9 April). In this interview with Evangelical Focus, Bp Tendero talks about the need to listen to local churches and to face challenges like the refugee crisis and climate change. 

 
Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission

“We want to see the youth not just being equipped, but also being multipliers”, Evi Rodemann director of Mission-Net. The European Congress took place in Germany from December 28 to January 2.

 
Lindsay Brown: Identity of the Lausanne Movement Lindsay Brown: Identity of the Lausanne Movement

“Identity is shaped by history, values and vision”, the International Director says in this talk given in Spain - November, 2015.

 
David Bookless: Environmental Care David Bookless: Environmental Care

Can Christians ignore the care for creation? Does the Bible have a clear perspective on how we should live? Member of "A Rocha" David Bookless answers several questions and challenges Christians to make a real impact in several areas.

 
Michael W. Smith: Interview Michael W. Smith: Interview

The singer talked to Evangelical Focus in his visit to Barcelona. “You just have a pinch yourself, how did these songs of mine found their way in all these countries all around the world?”

 
Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA

Influence in society, evangelical identity and projects in Europe. An interview with Thomas Bucher, secretary general of the European Evangelical Alliance.

 
Leonardo de Chirico: 2 years of Pope Francis Leonardo de Chirico: 2 years of Pope Francis

Vatican expert Leonardo de Chirico analises "celebrity" status of Pope Francis and shares insight from an Italian point of view.

 
Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum

Pritchard explains the vision of ELF, comments on the 2015 event in Poland and reflects on what it means to have an "evangelical identity".

 
Franklin Graham Interview: Barcelona Festival of Hope Franklin Graham Interview: Barcelona Festival of Hope

Franklin Graham talks to Evangelical Focus about the upcoming Festival of Hope in Barcelona, the impact of the gospel in secularized Europe and Barack Obama´s migration reform.

 
Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch

Author and international speaker Dr Pablo Martínez discusses the main challenges in Europe nowadays and hopes Evangelical Focus will be a useful tool to help build bridges between churches and society.

 
WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues

A selection of pictures of World Press Photo 2017.

 
‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’ ‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi spoke about how the biblical worldview shaped the West. 300 professionals attended annual GBG meeting on faith and work in Cullera (Spain). Photos: J.P. Serrano, S. Vera.

 
Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability… Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability…

About 70 people from diverse evangelical backgrounds met for the Spanish annual Lausanne Movement gathering. They discussed how the church can respond to 10 social challenges in the country.

 
Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel

Movement Day Global Cities brought together 3,500 participants from 90 countries. About 50 speakers reflected in New York on the impact of the gospel in the big metropolis.

 
Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016 Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016

Around 1,000 young Christian leaders from 150 countries are participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, to reflect on global mission.

 
Safari Children’s Choir Safari Children’s Choir

28 boys and girls from Uganda sing songs of hope in a tour through Spain. Photos of a concert at an evangelical church in Terrassa.

 
“Spain, we pray for you” “Spain, we pray for you”

Hundreds of evangelical Christians from many denominations marched in Madrid (Spain) to pray for their city, the authorities and asking God to bring hope to its society. Many gathered in other cities on June, 11.

 
First impressions of ELF 2016 First impressions of ELF 2016

The gospel and Europe. More than 700 participants from across Europe share their experiences and get quality training during the 2016 European Leadership Forum.

 
Lennox: “Atheism, a faith which offers no hope” Lennox: “Atheism, a faith which offers no hope”

The Oxford Mathematics Professor spoke to 230 participants at the 2016 Apologetics Forum (Spain). John Lennox encouraged Christians to ask good questions and listen more. “We should get rid of the idea that apologetics is only for ‘smart’ Christians.”

 
Italian Evangelical Alliance Assembly 2016 Italian Evangelical Alliance Assembly 2016

The Italian Evangelical Alliance celebrated its annual assembly in Rome (8-9 April). The theme was “Evangelical Faith and Roman Catholicism: where are we? Where are we going?”. 

 
#ShareJesus #ShareJesus

Seven Bible verses to explain why Jesus is the central figure of Easter. Images designed by Marina Acuña and Gabriela Pérez.

 
Brussels after the tragedy Brussels after the tragedy

Brussels, devastated by the attacks, honours the victims and tries to go on. Photos by Joëlle Philippe

 
Refugees in Europe, roundtable in Sicily Refugees in Europe, roundtable in Sicily

The 2016 Refugee Highway Partnership Europe roundtable in Catania (Italy) gathered more than 80 people from 17 countries. Participants shared experiences, ideas and resources to better serve refugees in their countries. 

 
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What mistakes do Christians make in trying to help someone scarred by abuse? What mistakes do Christians make in trying to help someone scarred by abuse?

Counselor Diane Langberg on how to listen to victims well.

 
What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome? What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome?

Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka Ajith Fernando answers the question.

 
You-To live-How? You-To live-How?

The Roldan Camacho are a Spanish couple with deafness. They tell us how the whole family experiences everyday life through sign language. A video report by Gabriela Pérez.

 
The impact of investigative journalism on the Church The impact of investigative journalism on the Church

Journalistic research is key to help Christians think about the implications of their faith, says Finnish journalist Leif Nummela. 

 
He came down He came down

“If you're feeling rejected, excluded, a stranger / remember the one who came down to the manger”. A Christmas story by Speak Life.

 
How can the Church be sensitive in ministering to human trafficking victims? How can the Church be sensitive in ministering to human trafficking victims?

Ioana Sandescu, Director of Prevention and Advocacy of eLiberare, answers the question.

 
“If I died tomorrow…” “If I died tomorrow…”

The new song of Spanish folk band ‘Papel Maché’ is about the hope of life after death.

 
“Who can help me? I want to become a Christian” “Who can help me? I want to become a Christian”

Nikos Stefanidis of ‘Helping Hands’ in Athens (Greece) shares the story of an Afghan lady who decided to follow Jesus.

 
First images of churches in Qaraqosh and Bartella First images of churches in Qaraqosh and Bartella

Soldiers and priests go into temples for the first time after Daesh (ISIS) lost control of the Christian cities. Courtesy of Open Doors. 

 
Philip Yancey interview Philip Yancey interview

An 8-minute interview with Philip Yancey on the role of Christians in a secularised society. Recorded in Madrid, September 2016.

 
An interview with Prof. John Lennox An interview with Prof. John Lennox

New atheism, the definition of "faith", Christianity in Europe, the role of the Bible in mission, and the need to listen more. An exclusive interview recorded at "Forum Apologética" (Tarragona, Spain) in May 2016.

 
‘I am no cannon fodder’ ‘I am no cannon fodder’

Youth of Torrent (Spain) use their musical skills in a song about values and hope for the future. The project is propelled by “Association New Life”, the social arm of the local evangelical church. 

 
Usama Hanna: connecting with Arab refugees Usama Hanna: connecting with Arab refugees

What should be the approach to refugees coming from an Arabic background? What is important to them? How can we talk to them about God? Usama Hanna (MEOS, Switzerland) gives some answers. 

 
Refugees in Europe: Children Refugees in Europe: Children

What are some of the struggles child refugees face? Can church members serve them? What should we have in mind? Whitney Gerdes (IAFR) gives answers. Watch Video (7 min).

 
Refugees in Europe: Trauma Refugees in Europe: Trauma

How are traumatic experiences affecting refugees years after arriving to their destination? What can churches do? Marion Knell (Global Member Care and Redcliffe College) answers these and other questions.  

 
Refugees in Europe: Identity and integration Refugees in Europe: Identity and integration

How should we integrate asylum seekers coming to Europe? Vimal Vimalasekaran (European Christian Mission) shares his story as a former refugee and gives answers.

 
 
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Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues

The World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General participated in the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly (Rome, 8-9 April). In this interview with Evangelical Focus, Bp Tendero talks about the need to listen to local churches and to face challenges like the refugee crisis and climate change. 

 
Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum

Pritchard explains the vision of ELF, comments on the 2015 event in Poland and reflects on what it means to have an "evangelical identity".

 
Franklin Graham Interview: Barcelona Festival of Hope Franklin Graham Interview: Barcelona Festival of Hope

Franklin Graham talks to Evangelical Focus about the upcoming Festival of Hope in Barcelona, the impact of the gospel in secularized Europe and Barack Obama´s migration reform.

 
Ted Blake: Persecuted Christians in 2015 Ted Blake: Persecuted Christians in 2015

An interview with Ted Blake, director of Open Doors Spain, about the persecution of Christians worldwide, and the effects of the Islamic radicalismin our society.

 
Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch

Author and international speaker Dr Pablo Martínez discusses the main challenges in Europe nowadays and hopes Evangelical Focus will be a useful tool to help build bridges between churches and society.

 
Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ” Giovanni Traettino: “Pope Francis is my brother in Christ”

Evangelical Focus asked the well-known Pentecostal pastor about his “open” approach to Roman Catholicism. Traettino defended his position about ecumenism during the Italian Evangelical Alliance 2016 assembly (8-9 April, Rome).

 
Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission

“We want to see the youth not just being equipped, but also being multipliers”, Evi Rodemann director of Mission-Net. The European Congress took place in Germany from December 28 to January 2.

 
David Bookless: Environmental Care David Bookless: Environmental Care

Can Christians ignore the care for creation? Does the Bible have a clear perspective on how we should live? Member of "A Rocha" David Bookless answers several questions and challenges Christians to make a real impact in several areas.

 
Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA Thomas Bucher: Vision of the EEA

Influence in society, evangelical identity and projects in Europe. An interview with Thomas Bucher, secretary general of the European Evangelical Alliance.

 
Lindsay Brown: Identity of the Lausanne Movement Lindsay Brown: Identity of the Lausanne Movement

“Identity is shaped by history, values and vision”, the International Director says in this talk given in Spain - November, 2015.

 
Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict Israel, the UN resolution and the long conflict

Shira Sorko-Ram, pastor and journalist in Israel, shares her views and a historical and biblical context on the latest events.

 
Rodney Holder: Faith and Science Rodney Holder: Faith and Science

Scientist Dr Holder analyzes the relationship between Faith and Science, the Big Bang Theory, the scientific and theological debate about the design of the universe, and the role that the New Atheism plays in our society.

 
Michael W. Smith: Interview Michael W. Smith: Interview

The singer talked to Evangelical Focus in his visit to Barcelona. “You just have a pinch yourself, how did these songs of mine found their way in all these countries all around the world?”

 
Fighting sexual slavery Fighting sexual slavery

An interview with Matthew and Suha Daniel, training and development coordinators of Project Rescue India, a Christian organization that provides physical, emotional and spiritual rescue to women and children in sexual slavery.

 
Leonardo de Chirico: 2 years of Pope Francis Leonardo de Chirico: 2 years of Pope Francis

Vatican expert Leonardo de Chirico analises "celebrity" status of Pope Francis and shares insight from an Italian point of view.

 
 
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‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’ ‘Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible’

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi spoke about how the biblical worldview shaped the West. 300 professionals attended annual GBG meeting on faith and work in Cullera (Spain). Photos: J.P. Serrano, S. Vera.

 
German families open their houses to refugees German families open their houses to refugees

Many citizens offer their spare rooms and home offices to refugees. A photo series produced by the UNHCR.

 
“Spain, we pray for you” “Spain, we pray for you”

Hundreds of evangelical Christians from many denominations marched in Madrid (Spain) to pray for their city, the authorities and asking God to bring hope to its society. Many gathered in other cities on June, 11.

 
Italian Evangelical Alliance Assembly 2016 Italian Evangelical Alliance Assembly 2016

The Italian Evangelical Alliance celebrated its annual assembly in Rome (8-9 April). The theme was “Evangelical Faith and Roman Catholicism: where are we? Where are we going?”. 

 
#ShareJesus #ShareJesus

Seven Bible verses to explain why Jesus is the central figure of Easter. Images designed by Marina Acuña and Gabriela Pérez.

 
‘Praise Him, sun and moon...’ ‘Praise Him, sun and moon...’

The moon, seen from the Earth and from space. Images captured by the NASA in 2015.

 
Mediterranean sea Mediterranean sea

About 800 people are feared dead in the worst humanitarian tragedy happened in the sea which separates Africa and Europe. European Union's representatives discuss how to respond. An illustration by cartoonist Ricardo (El Mundo newspaper).

 
Gallery: Photos of the year Gallery: Photos of the year

The World Press Photo 2015 jury highlighted homosexuality in Russia, violence in Ukraine and Gaza, and the tragedies of Ebola and inmigration.

 
Mule women of Melilla, Spain Mule women of Melilla, Spain

So-called "mule women" work carrying heavy bundles of goods in Melilla, crossing the border between Spain and Morocco.

 
‘Festival de la Esperanza’ helped hundreds to make decision for Christ ‘Festival de la Esperanza’ helped hundreds to make decision for Christ

About 1,700 people took a decision for Christ in 'Festival de la Esperanza', an evangelistic effort which united more than 200 churches in Barcelona (Spain). Photos: Gabriela Pérez, MGala, BGEA. 

 
Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel Movement Day: Cities and the Gospel

Movement Day Global Cities brought together 3,500 participants from 90 countries. About 50 speakers reflected in New York on the impact of the gospel in the big metropolis.

 
Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016 Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016

Around 1,000 young Christian leaders from 150 countries are participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, to reflect on global mission.

 
First impressions of ELF 2016 First impressions of ELF 2016

The gospel and Europe. More than 700 participants from across Europe share their experiences and get quality training during the 2016 European Leadership Forum.

 
The refugee crisis seen by the refugees The refugee crisis seen by the refugees

Photographer McElvaney has released the #RefugeeCameras project, which has allowed refugees to document their own journey with single-use cameras, giving them the opportunity to tell the world their own story.

 
North Korea: a system to worship the Kims North Korea: a system to worship the Kims

David Guttenfelder wins 2016 World Press Photo prize for long-term project on the daily life of the closed country's inhabitants. 

 
Students and the Gospel Students and the Gospel

More than 1,000 representatives of Christian student movements met in Mexico to share experiences, receive training and take decisions in the IFES World Assembly 2015.

 
Christmas and the Word Christmas and the Word

A gallery with a Christmas verse from the gospel of John and  5 Bible verses from the Psalms we have been sharing on our social networks in the last weeks. / EF - Gabriela Pérez.

 
National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is underway. These are some of the photos that participate.Entries will be accepted until June 30, 2015.

 
Only 70 years ago... Only 70 years ago...

Millions of people - most of them Jews - died in labour and extermination camps. Europe should not forget.

 
WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues

A selection of pictures of World Press Photo 2017.

 
Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability… Education, reconciliation, media, creation care, poverty, disability…

About 70 people from diverse evangelical backgrounds met for the Spanish annual Lausanne Movement gathering. They discussed how the church can respond to 10 social challenges in the country.

 
The Supermoon The Supermoon

Pictures of the ‘Supermoon’ seen across the world on November 14, 2016. 

 
Safari Children’s Choir Safari Children’s Choir

28 boys and girls from Uganda sing songs of hope in a tour through Spain. Photos of a concert at an evangelical church in Terrassa.

 
Lennox: “Atheism, a faith which offers no hope” Lennox: “Atheism, a faith which offers no hope”

The Oxford Mathematics Professor spoke to 230 participants at the 2016 Apologetics Forum (Spain). John Lennox encouraged Christians to ask good questions and listen more. “We should get rid of the idea that apologetics is only for ‘smart’ Christians.”

 
Refugees in Europe, roundtable in Sicily Refugees in Europe, roundtable in Sicily

The 2016 Refugee Highway Partnership Europe roundtable in Catania (Italy) gathered more than 80 people from 17 countries. Participants shared experiences, ideas and resources to better serve refugees in their countries. 

 
World Press Photo 2016 World Press Photo 2016

The prestigious photography prize underlines the refugee crisis. See some of the best pictures.

 
This is how human actions affect the planet This is how human actions affect the planet

Seven NASA photos from space show the exploitation of resources, desertification and other effects of human actions on the environment.

 
A long journey to Europe A long journey to Europe

Thousands of people wait in the border between Greece and Macedonia. Families of refugees arriving from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan board trains bringing them to Serbia. They hope to find a final destination in Germany or Sweden. 

 
UK Christmas stamps feature Nativity scenes UK Christmas stamps feature Nativity scenes

From the Annunciation to the Nativity. London artist David Holmes illustrated the UK Royal Mail stamps which will be on sale soon.

 
Solar eclipse, in Europe Solar eclipse, in Europe

The Faroe Islands and Norway saw a full solar eclipse. In the south of Europe, it was only partial.

 
 
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VIDEO Video
What mistakes do Christians make in trying to help someone scarred by abuse? What mistakes do Christians make in trying to help someone scarred by abuse?

Counselor Diane Langberg on how to listen to victims well.

 
He came down He came down

“If you're feeling rejected, excluded, a stranger / remember the one who came down to the manger”. A Christmas story by Speak Life.

 
Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god?

If we could all just affirm that everybody worships the same God, would there be much more peace in the world? Dr. Andy Bannister, Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity gives answers.

 
First images of churches in Qaraqosh and Bartella First images of churches in Qaraqosh and Bartella

Soldiers and priests go into temples for the first time after Daesh (ISIS) lost control of the Christian cities. Courtesy of Open Doors. 

 
Philip Yancey on Trump and US politics Philip Yancey on Trump and US politics

“When you are in a place like the United States where the majority will claim to be Christians, but then look like everyone else, then people do not understand what the gospel is”. Preview of the author's interview with Evangelical Focus.

 
United in the Great Story United in the Great Story

A summary of the special Lausanne Movement Younger Leaders Gathering organised in Jakarta (Indonesia) in summer 2016. 1,000 delegates and 100 mentors came from 150 countries. 

 
Do we have to conform to the culture to reach the world with the gospel? Do we have to conform to the culture to reach the world with the gospel?

How can we communicate the gospel faithfully and creatively? What can we learn from the way the culture tells stories?  Evangelist Glen Scrivener talks about it.

 
How has homosexuality become a serious apologetic issue? How has homosexuality become a serious apologetic issue?

Stefan Gustavsson (Sweden) on how society misinterprets what Chrisitanity says about homosexuality. 

 
Usama Hanna: connecting with Arab refugees Usama Hanna: connecting with Arab refugees

What should be the approach to refugees coming from an Arabic background? What is important to them? How can we talk to them about God? Usama Hanna (MEOS, Switzerland) gives some answers. 

 
Refugees in Europe: Children Refugees in Europe: Children

What are some of the struggles child refugees face? Can church members serve them? What should we have in mind? Whitney Gerdes (IAFR) gives answers. Watch Video (7 min).

 
Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms Bono and Eugene Peterson on the Psalms

U2 frontman talks about how the Psalms impacted his life and his music with theologian and author of ‘The Message’ Eugene Peterson. Interview with Fuller Seminary professor David Taylor.

 
Postmodernism and church planting Postmodernism and church planting

"We don't find ourselves seeking to pursue our own individual dreams, but thrgough relationships and community", says Martin Robertson, church planter.

 
Refugees in Europe: Trauma Refugees in Europe: Trauma

How are traumatic experiences affecting refugees years after arriving to their destination? What can churches do? Marion Knell (Global Member Care and Redcliffe College) answers these and other questions.  

 
Nabeel Qureshi: a response to the Paris attacks Nabeel Qureshi: a response to the Paris attacks

Love for Muslims, and truth about Islam, says former Muslim and Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi (RZIM). 

 
A Christian response to radical Islam A Christian response to radical Islam

Jay Smith (Islam expert and co founder of the Pfander Centre for Apologetics) in a talk about Islam's origins, the reasons of Daesh's terrorist attacks and executions; and how Christians should respond.

 
Can a Christian believer lead a political party? Can a Christian believer lead a political party?

Are all the questions raised in British media about the Christian faith of the new Liberal Party leader Tim Farron fair? David Robertson, evangelical believer and moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, shares his views in a BBC interview.

 
“Born sinking into quicksand...” “Born sinking into quicksand...”

Glen Scrivener lives in the UK and is sure that truth and beauty, theology and creativity, are all on the same line. One of his latest projects is "Cannonball", in which he wrote the lyrics rapped by Guvna B. Produced by Speak Life for Revival Media.

 
What is spiritual fatherhood? What is spiritual fatherhood?

Biological fatherhood can help us as an image to explain how we can walk with someone in their relationship with God. An answer by Henryk Wieja, from Poland.

 
Christians and Muslims Christians and Muslims

Bert de Ruiter, Consultant Christian Muslim Relations for Operation Mobilisation Netherlands, talks about how to achieve a better understanding between Christians and Muslims.

 
Wrinkles: Respecting our elders Wrinkles: Respecting our elders

Trailer of Wrinkles, a movie based on the Paco Roca’s Spanish comic.

 
Christian journalists in mainstream Media? Christian journalists in mainstream Media?

Lars Dahle (vice-rector of a Journalism Faculty in Norway) comments on the role of Christian journalists in secular media.

 
Papel Maché: 'Ve, dilo a las montañas' Papel Maché: 'Ve, dilo a las montañas'

Spain's band Papel Maché sings "Ve, dilo a las montañas, que Cristo el Rey nació" (Go, say it on the mountains: Christ the King is born"). 

 
#21 martyrs #21 martyrs

Many churches worldwide prayed for the persecuted Church in their Sunday services the 22nd February, following the 21martyrs.com initiative.

 
Craig Evans on Gospel of Mark found in mummy mask Craig Evans on Gospel of Mark found in mummy mask

Dr Craig Evans explains the technique his team used to remove the fragment of Mark´s Gospel from the mummy mask.

 
Through the Eyes of Spurgeon Through the Eyes of Spurgeon

Trailer of the film made on Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Stephen McCaskell. 

 
Memorial service for Kenya students Memorial service for Kenya students

A report by Kenyan television K24TV, covering a memorial service organised by evangelical student ministry Focus Kenya, which lost 22 of its members in the attack.

 
‘L’Heureux Naufrage’ ‘L’Heureux Naufrage’

Trailer of the documentary about post-Christian Quebec ‘L’Heureux Naufrage’.

 
What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome? What historical obstacles do European missionaries need to overcome?

Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka Ajith Fernando answers the question.

 
How can the Church be sensitive in ministering to human trafficking victims? How can the Church be sensitive in ministering to human trafficking victims?

Ioana Sandescu, Director of Prevention and Advocacy of eLiberare, answers the question.

 
“If I died tomorrow…” “If I died tomorrow…”

The new song of Spanish folk band ‘Papel Maché’ is about the hope of life after death.

 
“Who can help me? I want to become a Christian” “Who can help me? I want to become a Christian”

Nikos Stefanidis of ‘Helping Hands’ in Athens (Greece) shares the story of an Afghan lady who decided to follow Jesus.

 
Why is it so difficult to preach about sin today? Why is it so difficult to preach about sin today?

Evangelist Michael Green talks about the difficulty of preaching about sin in a secularised society. 

 
Refugees in Europe: Germany Refugees in Europe: Germany

What are the challenges and opportunities that come with the arrival of thousands of refugees to Germany? How can we make sure Muslim asylum seekers understand religious freedom? Marcel Fink (S.A.M.) gives some answers. Watch video (5 min).

 
Refugees in Europe: the case of Malta Refugees in Europe: the case of Malta

How is Malta a prototype of what could happen in the future in other European countries? How should we respond to far-right movements which offer 'easy solutions' to the crisis? Doug Marshall (IAFR) works with refugees in the Mediterranean island.

 
Refugees in Europe: Identity and integration Refugees in Europe: Identity and integration

How should we integrate asylum seekers coming to Europe? Vimal Vimalasekaran (European Christian Mission) shares his story as a former refugee and gives answers.

 
Balanced discipleship: Relationship and Bible Balanced discipleship: Relationship and Bible

“There is no dichotomy between doctrinal content and relationship”, pastor Mark Stirling says.

 
Refugees in Europe: Calais Refugees in Europe: Calais

What has been happening in Calais in the last few months? What are the risks for the refugees living in these camps? What are churches doing to help? Paul Sydnor (International Association for Refugees) answers to some of the burning questions. 

 
How does viewing pornography affect one’s relationship with God? How does viewing pornography affect one’s relationship with God?

Christians who consume porn distance themselves from God and fall into a vicious circle, says author and pastor Tim Chester.

 
‘Your kingdom come...’ ‘Your kingdom come...’

A one-minute film showing several believers reciting the Lord's Prayer has gone viral after cinemas in the UK decided to ban it. The Church of England encourages to use the #justpray hasthag to share prayers worldwide.

 
Evangelicals persecuted in Donetsk Evangelicals persecuted in Donetsk

“Secret Protestant Churches in Donetsk: Ukraine’s Religious War”. A 20-minute report produced by Simon Ostrovsky for Vice News. 

 
How to share the gospel with European Muslims? How to share the gospel with European Muslims?

In a context in which more Muslim apologists preach their religion in the streets and universities, European Christians should engage in “old school” evangelism with passion and clarity, says Christian apologist Beth Grove.

 
Madrid, Spain and the Gospel Madrid, Spain and the Gospel

“Things that cannot be removed”, a mini-documentary about Madrid, its people, and how Christians and non-Christians see the church and the gospel. Produced by Jake Gee.

 
What influence has social media in society? What influence has social media in society?

Expert Steve Lowisz on how social media affect journalism, education, law enforcement and other areas of society.

 
What happens when Christian leaders fall? What happens when Christian leaders fall?

The consequences of a scandal has “devastating” effects on the church and on the leader's family. But the gospel assumes “the frailty of the human heart”. Michael Oh, CEO of the Lausanne Movement. 

 
How can a church community care for a recovering sex addict? How can a church community care for a recovering sex addict?

Emoke Tapolyai, Family and Marriage Counsellor, talks about how can the church help someone recovering from sex addiction.

 

 
The 33, a miracle in the Chilean mine The 33, a miracle in the Chilean mine

"The 33," which stars Antonio Banderas, tells the true story of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped over 2,000 feet underground for 69 days in 2010

 
What is discipleship? What is discipleship?

Youth worker Mark Matlock shares some principles about how the church can help young people in their path with Jesus. A video of the IDEAS project (Spain).

 
France TV: “Who are evangelicals?” France TV: “Who are evangelicals?”

Public broadcaster France 2 reports about the growth of evangelical churches in France. 

 
“The Captive” new trailer “The Captive” new trailer

The film tells the true story of a drug addict who was taken hostage by a murderer, and how she got him to surrender by sharing ideas from Rick Warren’s  best seller “The Purpose Driven Life.”

 
115-years-old Jeralean: trusting God 115-years-old Jeralean: trusting God

Mrs Jeralean Talley was born in 1899 and she still attends her church on Sundays. “A long time ago, I asked the good Lord, when you get ready to take me home…I don't want to be sick (…) So far I don't suffer so much.”

 
Don't just vote... Don't just vote...

... Show up! Christians should not only care about the victims of a flawed system, but bring righteousness and justice to the system itself. A campaign for the UK election.

 
What is the Lausanne Movement all about? What is the Lausanne Movement all about?

A short video introducing the Vision, goals and Mission of the Lausanne Movement.

 
You-To live-How? You-To live-How?

The Roldan Camacho are a Spanish couple with deafness. They tell us how the whole family experiences everyday life through sign language. A video report by Gabriela Pérez.

 
Jerusalem and the Messiah Jerusalem and the Messiah

‘This is the place where the Messiah chose to come, die and... return’. A video produced by Alto Concept.

 
The impact of investigative journalism on the Church The impact of investigative journalism on the Church

Journalistic research is key to help Christians think about the implications of their faith, says Finnish journalist Leif Nummela. 

 
Philip Yancey interview Philip Yancey interview

An 8-minute interview with Philip Yancey on the role of Christians in a secularised society. Recorded in Madrid, September 2016.

 
An interview with Prof. John Lennox An interview with Prof. John Lennox

New atheism, the definition of "faith", Christianity in Europe, the role of the Bible in mission, and the need to listen more. An exclusive interview recorded at "Forum Apologética" (Tarragona, Spain) in May 2016.

 
What are the most important trends in Europe today? What are the most important trends in Europe today?

Dave Patty, President of Josiah Venture, about some of the challenges the continent faces. 

 
The case of the Bodnariu:  family life and state The case of the Bodnariu: family life and state

How should Christians and non-believers think about family life and the state? With Peter Saunders (CEO, CMF), Tarjei Gilje (journalist, Dagen), Paul Susman (Legal officer, European Comission), Einar C. Salvesen (Psychologist, Columbia Consulting Ltd.) and Adam Szabados (pastor, Evangelical Church Veszprém). Recorded in Wisla, Poland, during ELF 2016. 

 
Narcissistic leaders and vulnerable churches Narcissistic leaders and vulnerable churches

Churches that have gone through difficult times often unconsciously give space to news “messianic leaders” with a non-Biblical leadership, says Diane Langberg, Clynical Psychologist.

 
‘I am no cannon fodder’ ‘I am no cannon fodder’

Youth of Torrent (Spain) use their musical skills in a song about values and hope for the future. The project is propelled by “Association New Life”, the social arm of the local evangelical church. 

 
A safe haven? A safe haven?

A video by Jubilee Centre/CPFE setting out the main issues surrounding the refugee crisis, priorities for public policy and options for Christians to make a difference.

 
Welcoming refugees in our local church Welcoming refugees in our local church

What can members of local churches do to welcome asylum seekers living in their region? Robert Strong (Netherlands) suggests some easy steps we can follow.  

 
Sal 150: ‘Over the lava’ Sal 150: ‘Over the lava’

The new song of the experienced Spanish band Sal150 (Psalm 150) is about the hard times in life which God transforms into precious stones.

 
In what ways do Christians' ideas of God differ? In what ways do Christians' ideas of God differ?

Pastor Peter Mead (UK) explains how understanding the Trinity has implications on how we understand the character of God. 

 
Giving evangelicals a voice Giving evangelicals a voice

The vision and story of Evangelical Focus and Protestante Digital. A session Jaume Llenas (secretary general of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance) and Joel Forster (Evangelical Focus editor) gave at the Communications Network of the European Leadership Forum 2015 conference.

 
‘Sparks Fly Upward’ trailer ‘Sparks Fly Upward’ trailer

The trailer of the film directed by Nehemías Jaruchik in Israel. Release online, December 2015.

 
Do all religions lead to a similar ‘God’? Do all religions lead to a similar ‘God’?

“Do we believe the objections to Christianity because they are true, or just because they are popular?”, asks evangelist Michael Ots.

 
Praying for the persecuted church Praying for the persecuted church

The Religious Liberty Commission of the WEA has set apart the first two Sundays of November, to remember thousands of Christians around the world who suffer persecution because of their faith in Christ.

 
‘Risen’, new trailer ‘Risen’, new trailer

Full trailer of the film starred by Joseph Fiennes. Jesus' resurrection seen from the perspective of a Roman Tribune. Expected for January 2016.

 
Oivind Augland: Calling and church planting Oivind Augland: Calling and church planting

Augland is a church planter in Norway and trains others through the M4 network. “Calling needs to be confirmed from both inside and outside.”

 
How do you generate new ideas for a film? How do you generate new ideas for a film?

Grenville Kent, producer of the "Big Questions" series, explains how to sart a creative process.

 
Michael W. Smith interview Michael W. Smith interview

Michael W. Smith talked to Evangelical Focus in his visit to Barcelona. Prayer, the power of music and differences between the USA and Europe, some of the topics. 

 
How is the digital revolution changing human beings? How is the digital revolution changing human beings?

Rodica Mocan -lecturer at Babes-Bolyai Universit (Romania) - on technology's impact on us so far. 

 
Christians in Politics: Stephen Timms Christians in Politics: Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham and Chair of Christians on the Left, talks about his faith and how it influences his political life.

 
Christians in Politics: Caroline Spelman Christians in Politics: Caroline Spelman

Caroline Spelman, Member of the UK Parliament,shares her testimony about being a Christian in Politics.

 
Global.Radio launching Global.Radio launching

Spanish Evangelical radios unite in a pioneer digital project: Global.Radio. Directors of the new project share their goals and expectations.

 
'Show up', Christian politicians 'Show up', Christian politicians

“Are we spending the next few years commenting and complaining about the state of the country or ar we going to follow the Biblical precendet of people like Joseph, Esther and Daniel?”, asks a campaign of Christians in Politics UK.
 

 
Unbroken: Zamperini and forgiveness Unbroken: Zamperini and forgiveness

A video following the "Unbroken" film, telling more of the personal life story of Louis Zamperini.

 
Alister McGrath on New Atheism Alister McGrath on New Atheism

Alister McGrath thinks "people are realizing New Atheism is very empty, very shallow, and very aggressive".

 
 
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