Preaching is more than sharing the fruit of exegetical work out loud, but it cannot be less.
Oxford LGBT students publish a blacklist of “homophobic” churches in the city, most of them evangelical. It is a clear example of how Christian congregations are coming under pressure for teaching the Bible to their members.
As Christians, we should be thoughtful and prudent. We are against abuse of any kind, but I am concerned that we do not filter our responses well these days.
In the story of redemption, God enters into our vulnerability. He does not keep bad things from happening even to himself – as the God-man.
Could it be that we tend to look at persecuted Christians with a mix of concern and pity because mission for the modern church often begins from the centers of power?
Inclusion is about the church taking positive action, not expecting a child, young person, or adult, to ‘fit in’.
Boring people through preaching is too dangerous to let it happen even once more.
The European Parliament building, with its circular auditorium for parliamentary gatherings, is built right over the Maalbeek-swamp. Recently the building was discovered to be sinking –about one centimetre each year.
I am concerned that the Western church is choosing the way of fear, isolation, defensiveness. Or worse, the way of anger.
It is amazing that a doctor and member of the parliament is now one of the most visible evangelists in Finland.
When we preach the Bible, let’s not settle for a tips-for-life kind of relevance.
The new tennis icon has clearly expressed how a relationship with God and the church family is core to her life. But most profiles in the media just ignore it.
Around 1980 the center of gravity of the church had moved out of the West into the Majority World. With this shift, some of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Western Christianity have become increasingly clear.
Remember how 2020 was expected to be a watershed year? The hopes that Covid-19 would force lifestyle changes?
Economic and political forces driving globalization are surely no moral apostles. The growing critique shows how little some nations trust in ethics and morals coming from Euro-America.
We must be careful not to offer guarantees that the text does not yield.
Despite the significant evangelical growth that Spain has experienced in recent decades, a large part of society continues to ignore Protestants. Two decades later, our vision for this journalistic project remains the same.
The ‘heroic virtues’ of Robert Schuman, were recognised by Pope Francis two years ago in the first stage of a long process towards canonisation.
Evangelicals must help to change the sexist mentality, talk and preach about it, making it clear that the enemy is not the male, but sin.
Dragging an individual through a grueling criminal trial simply for expressing their religious beliefs is the opposite of what characterizes a free society.
There is a risk the whole conversation may become a sterile exercise when two or more experts talk to one another, losing the gospel focus healthy theology must always have.
As well as having fun making the chocolate brownies, what else did we learn from this activity?
The nature of the body of Christ indicates that you need to receive from the gifting of others, for they are gifted to build you up.
Our hearts and minds must submit to God’s sovereignty even in the most difficult situations, seeing gospel opportunities when the world sees conflict.
The Christian community as a whole needs to awaken to the intensity and pace at which secular intolerance is progressing.