Both the European Commission and the Parliament are addressing the problem of hate crimes. But without a clear definition of what “hate” is, we will not solve the problem, writes Arie de Pater of the European Evangelical Alliance in Brussels.
We need to be careful not to let our egos creep in and turn an opportunity to serve others into a self-patting exercise.
Religion has shaped our past, for better and for worse, and remains an integral part of the social, political and cultural fabric of life in Northern Ireland.
Ukraine’s struggle represents the third phase of the liberation of Europe. It’s outcome cannot be taken for granted.
The idea of spending a lifetime with the same person is increasingly surprising when it comes to marriage. The surprise, however, cannot hide our longings.
The preparation of a sermon will be a privilege, an opportunity for God to mark your life profoundly.
For many of the Hazara people, radio and the internet are their only access to the good news.
The proposal to establish a regional Evangelical Alliance in Kaliningrad was well received and work has begun on formalizing the structures.
The eroticisation of girls is clearly the root of countless negative consequences for society and for women. I outline seven of them.
When the guns fell silent in 1945, peace did not automatically follow. Europe was suffering a severe case of post-trauma stress disorder over the five fearful, bitter and anxious post-war years.
It is not the preacher’s job to “make the text relevant”, but to underline, to emphasize how it is relevant to the particular listeners before us.
God does not call people to become heroes and gain glory. He calls us to exalt Him.
As the two-year anniversary of Putin’s ‘special operation’ in Ukraine approaches, we can be tempted to be discouraged and feel our prayers are not being heard.
A review of Poor Things, film by Yorgos Lanthimos.
For several years our church was home to a community of Persian Christians. We worshipped together, studied scripture, and grew to be best friends. Years later, and dispersed ‘round the UK, almost all of them are still living as Christians.
The sun appears to be setting on the dating app era and culture is on a mission to re-codify love, but what will we find in the aftermath?
We should look at the text and learn what it says and means and consider how it is stirring us to love God and live for God in this world.
Discretion and integrity are essential, but they shouldn’t go so far as to become scepticism and distrust. The roles of church leaders and immigration officials need clear differentiation.
A review of Jonathan Glazer's film The Zone of Interest.
Although researchers have repeatedly established that marriage is associated with numerous positive outcomes for both adults and children, few dare to champion marriage publically out of fear of sounding judgemental.
As we grow older, we find ourselves sick with nostalgia. Dissatisfied with the life we have, we wonder what would have been if our circumstances were different.
Blocher dissects the internal structure of Catholic ecclesiology and tries to grasp the connections that legitimize Rome’s high view of itself and its inflated prerogatives.
I have visited the region several times and have been surprised each time by the vitality of the small but growing evangelical circles among the Caucasians.
Are we setting a good example of observing the passage closely, interpreting accurately, and applying appropriately?
Christianity appeared attractive in the eyes of many pagan women – regardless of social class. A large number of ‘secondary’ conversions took place, as the husbands of converted women often chose the same path as their wives.