I am alarmed at the number of soundbites that promote intolerance, all in the name of freedom of speech.
To our friends and family members who are away: I pray that God is your home. He hasn’t given up on Lebanon, so don’t give up on Lebanon either.
Mutual respect, accompanied by wise communication, are vital as we aim to build healthy relationships with our MENA neighbors.
Evangelical churches acknowledge the serious refugee crisis but “continue to selflessly and tirelessly respond to the overwhelming needs around them”.
Though fellowship among youth is important, it falls flat if it is not a consequence of developing a strong and loving personal relationships with Christ. By Jad Tabet.
What remains in question is not whether the Christ calling should be viewed as political, but whether we will engage in good political theology or in bad political theology.
Evangelicals speaking at the UN Human Rights Council also denounced anti-conversion laws in Nepal and India, while praising peacemaking efforts in Lebanon and Colombia.
The brokenness in Lebanon is overwhelming. Even so, the work of churches and Christian NGOs is profoundly encouraging.
A demonstration ends with seven people dead. “Pray that Christians shape their political engagement on the basis that we serve a God who called us to love our neighbors and enemies alike”
Evangelical churches in Jordan and Lebanon have opened their doors to Afghan refugees, despite the crisis in their own countries.
The pastor of a church heavily damaged in the Beirut explosion one year ago: “Neither explosion, pandemic, economic collapse, nor revolution can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
Amid the huge economic crisis, hopelessness spreads among the population, says the Lebanese Christian worker Wissam Nasrallah. “It is for a moment such as this that the Lord has called the church to be present and active”.
There are much better countries than Lebanon to live in but the question is not “where am I living?” Rather, “whom do I worship and submit to in the place I am living in?”
Until the rulers change, and the corrupt system of lax laws lets up on its suffering of people, what are some things the Church in Lebanon and elsewhere can do?
A post-Christmas reflection on Arab Christianity and the challenge of presence.
Having the right to free speech does not mean you can use it without responsibility.
In 2019, the Lebanese pound began to lose its value, in November, the Lebanese lost their savings in the banks, and in March 2020, as the pandemic settled in, the situation worsened exponentially. And then, the Beirut explosion.
Beirut is still recovering, in the midst of an economic crisis. “Churches are on the streets, helping those in need, praying with them and giving free bibles”.
Evangelical ministries and churches help providing for basic necessities, cleaning churches and rebuilding houses.“Pray that the church in Lebanon will be light amid the destruction”.
Lebanese president says explosion was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate unsafely stored in a port warehouse. Christians in Beirut call on to “pray for Lebanon”.
Children of the refugee camps in Lebanon who do not have access to schooling, are the main focus of the Christian NGO Together For the Family.
The varying and changing climate in the Bible lands allowed for a wide variety of trees, which took root everywhere from the high, and very cold, mountain regions of Mt. Hermon to the hot Negev desert and the shores of the Dead Sea.
The term was translated as “cedar”, “poplar” and even “cypress” as it was thought that fir trees did not exist in Biblical lands.