Today, secular Europeans have a very acute radar. They crave substance, not hype; what is real, not what is fake. They want God, not Christianity-lite. How can we meet this commendable need? By raising the bar spiritually.
Christians like me celebrate that God has come to us and offered us respite. He has declared his favour on fragmented and divided hearts.
The president of the Italian Evangelical Alliance, Giacomo Ciccone, spoke about religious freedom in a lecture held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Padua.
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.
Art can help us unwrap the riches of Scripture. Our world was created by the greatest of Artists, after all.
Let's be encouraged to persevere in the hard but blessed work of local ministry.
Before we act on strong emotions, wreck friendships, and disrupt churches, we would be wise to examine why we feel hurt and angry.
Tim Keller, Tim Vreugdenhil, Stephan Pues, and René Breuel analyse what can the world learn from Europe about evangelism.
When we consider new ideas, our inner radar ponders, “Is it popular?” as much as “Is it true?”.
In challenging circumstances, European evangelicals share a message of hope.
Recently, I came across another delight: prayers that have been written by other people across the centuries.
A lot of our issues lie in the interpersonal domain. Relationships shape all of us, including the way we relate to ourselves and to God.
The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading suffering around the world – but it can also teach precious lessons to individuals, churches, and nations.
In mourning and in lockdown, believers may experience the power of Easter’s surprise: the arrival of someone who meets us in seclusion and whispers, “peace be with you”.
Exile can be fruitful and fertile when we see it as a season to build, to love, and to pray.
I lead a congregation in Rome that thrives on handshakes, greet kisses, and physical contact. This winter, the coronavirus has taught Italians the cautions of distance and isolation.
For many Christians outside the United States, American Evangelicals’ unwavering support for President Trump is bewildering.
“If our shared vocabulary excludes words such as ‘God’ and ‘belief’, we will have lost more than a building. We will have lost the lexicon of our souls”, writes the evangelical pastor in Rome.
We are tempted to make our vocations a salvation project; to justify our souls with grand deeds.
There seem to be moments, every now and then, which grab us. An idea pops up in our mind, and it shines so bright and obvious that we wonder why we had never thought it before.
It would be wise to acknowledge what raw individualism takes away from us.
Here is where it gets interesting: they marry. And have kids. And Tim’s father dies.
Our grand truth arrives only with a definitive encounter: only when we meet our Creator.
Today secularist and religious camps have grown so far apart. In Einstein’s perspective, science and religion are not in contradiction,
To believe or not to believe, that is not the question. The question, instead, is: what to believe?