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GREG GORDON

 
Building intimacy with Christ
Building intimacy with Christ

God had always sought for fellowship with man and intimacy even when Adam and Eve sinned.

 
 
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ANA CALVO

 
There is no greater love
There is no greater love

I am grateful that despite the terrible pain and horror that has shaken our beloved continent this week, the beautiful story of Ignacio Echeverría has emerged in the news.

 
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GREG GORDON

 
Finishing Well
Finishing Well

George Whitefield stated in one of his sermons that we can lose years of spiritual maturity in a matter of minutes in a fall from grace. He pictured this to a climbing of a mountain and falling many feet down.

 
 
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Nurturing Native American Ministries
Nurturing Native American Ministries

This is what’s amazing about God’s church - our ministry can tangibly be a part of bringing the gospel to the heritage of a diverse set of communities from New York to New Mexico.

 
 
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GREG GORDON

 
Finding forgiveness and release in our Christian walk
Finding forgiveness and release in our Christian walk

If we are praying for our sister or brother we will not be able to sin against them, but when we are sinning against them we can never truly pray for them.

 
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ROBERT J. CHRISTENSEN

 
A response to the INFEMIT manifesto
A response to the INFEMIT manifesto

It is incumbent on Christian leaders, and people that sign manifestos, to dig deeper and understand the truth in all its dimensions.

 
 
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PIER FRANCESCO ABORTIVI

 
The real clash - Islam, relativism and absolutism
The real clash - Islam, relativism and absolutism

It’s interesting to see how our western culture, totally permeated with relativism and tolerance, is now quickly moving towards absolutist positions of rejection and even racism, generally known as populism.

 
 
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ANDREW MESSMER

 
A Protestant Response to the JCLC in Lund
A Protestant Response to the JCLC in Lund

If the Lutheran and Catholic traditions seek “full unity,” they must arrive at the same understanding of salvation and authority. An opinion article sent by Andrew Messmer, one of our readers.

 
 
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TOM CUNLIFFE

 
Why Britain should stay in the European Union
Why Britain should stay in the European Union

While European nations, like ourselves, have largely abandoned Christianity as a guiding force, nevertheless, we have a great deal in common in terms of values. An opinion article sent by one of our readers.

 
 
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GREG GORDON

 
Could it be the Greatest Revival In Church History?
Could it be the Greatest Revival In Church History?

God is at work in a powerful way that in the last 40 years it is estimated that over 100 million people have become disciples of Jesus Christ in China.

 
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Maybe...
Maybe...

Maybe the largest migration tragedy since World War II can be transformed into the greatest revival in History among Muslims. 

 
 
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EDWIN MEJIA VARGAS

 
Born free?
Born free?

Replicated by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and only recently, John Rawls, each with his own differing conclusions, Rousseau's political theory only proved to have no solid footing to keep itself in balance.

 
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GREG GORDON

 
The Sin of Unforgiveness in the Church
The Sin of Unforgiveness in the Church

Only God is the one that can truly help someone that has sinned, when humans try and fix a problem without God it ends up getting much worse. When we forgive others we also release ourselves from bondage and open the door for God to bring healing to our heart.

 
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K.P. Yohannan: 3 Reasons Why Our Hearts Become Hard
K.P. Yohannan: 3 Reasons Why Our Hearts Become Hard

God always seeks to do one thing with us on the Potter's wheel—not to make us more powerful and famous, but to make us more like His Son, the Lord Jesus.

 
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Passion of Jesus in the marriage relationship
Passion of Jesus in the marriage relationship

Couples say that to maintain their marriage, they must add passion to their relationship, and that is true: the passion of Christ is essential.

 
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EDWIN MEJIA VARGAS

 
The “Death of God” and Reason in the Postmodern Wilderness of Unthinking
The “Death of God” and Reason in the Postmodern Wilderness of Unthinking

It is not about salvation from hell. It rather announces a radically different message, unheard of in generations past: that God is already dead. That in this new state of affairs.

 
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God, the cartographer
God, the cartographer

How many times have you felt that your life has no direction, no sense to live?  Even in Christ, many people may think that there is no place to go, or whom to talk with.

 
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GREG GORDON
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Are Head Coverings Really for Today?
Are Head Coverings Really for Today?

It is hard to imagine but since the 1960s the Church almost entirely practiced this tradition.

 
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MARK ANDERSON

 
What does it mean to blaspheme the Holy Spirit?
What does it mean to blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

To blaspheme the Holy Spirit creates fear in many sincere believers. For some ministers and leaders of movements, it is used as ammunition to warn (threaten?) those who question their doctrine and practices.

 
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MARK ANDERSON

 
Prayer releases the power
Prayer releases the power

While it is right to pray for God’s power, it is perhaps more important to pursue His presence and cultivate intimacy with Him.

 
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EDWIN MEJIA VARGAS

 
To think, or not to think
To think, or not to think

One’s search for meaning and purpose has never been as complicated as it is today. So that the young man of this Information Age has consequently become somewhat confused and lost. And to make it worse, he seems to be not aware that he is.

 
 

 
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Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe Michael Schluter: Relationships are the key to build Europe

The economist summarises the manifesto “Confederal Europe: Strong Nations, Strong Union” and explains why personal relationships should be at the centre of our economy, education and democracy. 

 
Gary Wilkerson: The Bible, the Holy Spirit and the Reformation Gary Wilkerson: The Bible, the Holy Spirit and the Reformation

Pastor Gary Wilkerson talks about what all evangelical Christians can learn from the Protestant Reformation and underlines the need for more churches with both a sound doctrine and obedience to the Holy Spirit.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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".

 
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.

 
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Lausanne younger leaders gathering in Budapest Lausanne younger leaders gathering in Budapest

About 70 people from European countries met at the Younger Leaders Gen gathering in Hungary (19-22 October) to discuss the challenges of the church in the continent and build partnerships. Photos: Evi Rodemann and Jari Sippola.

 
I am not on sale I am not on sale

Young Christians gathered at Madrid’s central square Sol to denounce human trafficking. A flashmob highlighted the work of three evangelical NGOs which support women who escape sexual slavery in Spain.

 
Stamps to commemorate the Reformation Stamps to commemorate the Reformation

Poland, Lithuania, Namibia and Brazil are some of the countries that have issued special stamps on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses.

 
‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country ‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country

Bilbao hosted the Spanish Evangelical Alliance's annual meeting (assembly). Politicians, professors and evangelical representatives shared views on social reconciliation. The theme was also analysed from a theological perspective and in workshops. 

 
The Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible The 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.

 
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.

 
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How did the Reformation shape educational and political institutions? How did the Reformation shape educational and political institutions?

Lindsay Brown, Director of FEUER, talks about how the Reformation had a defining and far-reaching impact on Western educaton  institutions, which profoundly influenced modern society.

 
Creation Care and the Gospel, in France Creation Care and the Gospel, in France

The conference drew about 90 delegates from across Europe. Scientists, theologians, activists reflected together on the theme “God’s Word and God’s World”.

 
“It is inconsistent to say we love the Creator while we destroy His creation” “It is inconsistent to say we love the Creator while we destroy His creation”

In creation care, “we need more people who lead by example”, says well-known Brazilian politician and activist Marina Silva. 

 
Human traffickers recruit girls and boys online Human traffickers recruit girls and boys online

The new video of the European Freedom Network addresses the dangers of social media. 

 
“Remember you are dust” “Remember you are dust”

Vaughan Roberts speaks from 25 years of ministry experience to share four lessons on staying the course as a Christian, despite ongoing battles with the world, the flesh, and the devil.

 
Walk Walk

A two-minute video on the meaning of Jude 24.

 
Playmobil animation on Luther’s life Playmobil animation on Luther’s life

British video platform GoChatter uses 4,000 individual photos to create stop motion video on Martin Luther's life.

 
Individualism: from the Protestant Reformation to 21st century capitalism Individualism: from the Protestant Reformation to 21st century capitalism

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi on how the Protestant Reformation underlined individualism as a means to please God, and how secular Europe corrupted it.

 
Students in Europe: “We are present” Students in Europe: “We are present”

A summary video of the IFES Europe conference which brought together 1,700 students from many countries in Aschaffenburg (Germany) to reflect on God's mission in society.

 
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.

 
 
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