Each year, thousands of Christian international students return to their countries, longing to serve God in a biblical and culturally relevant way, not just copying Western models.
The testimony of the prominent reggaeton singer and the conversion of other celebrity musicians shows the importance of having Christian family and friends.
The Bible is ultimately about God, it presents itself with characters on the page, and it was written to real people in real situations.
Europe is polycentric, not only on the cultural but also on the spiritual and religious level.
The people who walked in darkness, with a leader like Napoleon, remained in darkness.
According to Francis, theology must be “fundamentally contextual” and no longer start from “first principles.” It must translate into a “culture of dialogue” with all and no longer think of itself as only lecturing to the world, religions, and others.
Together with many young Christians, I refused to serve in the Soviet army in 1974. Today, the questions asked by the relevant authorities have not changed much.
Let’s continue to examine our desires to do mission, explore other ways people use to serve, listen more to each other and enjoy the mission together.
It is critical that we keep clear the ultimate purpose of Scripture, to reveal the living God, his heart, his plan, his Son.
As Christians, we’re called to model humility and civility in our interactions with people of other faiths and deep interest in the issues of public concern.
Democracy cannot simply be taken for granted. Vigilance is essential to resist unbridled self-interest and to promote the human dignity of all and human rights for all.
Our God is Lord over the whole earth and the internet is not an unknown place to him.
I feel ashamed that immigrants to our beautiful country would be bullied into not even being able to attend church, writes the leader of the Evangelical Alliance Ireland.
Through fantasy, Lewis is showing what the Christian faith has always taught: that with God there is never room for despair.
In Argentina, rather than a change of government or political direction, we need a cultural change.
From small beginnings in Serbia and Croatia, TWR’s Women of Hope programs are helping listeners confront difficult issues and build confidence in Christ.
We should do all we can to bring children and young people with additional needs into God’s presence and to rejoice with them when they make little steps of faith.
It is not possible to rightly handle God’s word if the love dimension is missing.
Does the friendly image of the member of the Parliament hide an ultra-conservative woman full of hatred?
Mission will be polycentric when the power structures shift and African, Asian, and Latin American Christians can participate in their own ways, with their own resources.
The Maltese are proud of their Christian heritage stretching back to Paul’s shipwreck on their island. How might God want to turn the ‘raging storms’ presently buffeting Europe and the Middle East into the advance of his kingdom?
Luther had the help of the artist Lucas Cranach, who was commissioned to illustrate many theological tracts in order to make a visual impact on readers.
Efforts to integrate different modes, means, and aspects could lead to a contextualized innovation of ministries.
While some are stronger on the “back then” nature of the text, others are too quick to rush to a “for today” impact. Good Bible handling requires both mindset.
This article seeks to explore the meaning and use of the word polycentric in Christian mission studies today and consider its implications for mission in Europe.