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?
The Assemblies of God in the capital, Niamey, say that “the population seems to have accepted” the situation, although other voices refer to an “unexpected” situation.
Christians are against desecrating holy books, says Olof Edsinger, leader of the Swedish Evangelical Alliance. But “something is terribly wrong when totalitarian regimes are trying to force us to abandon our hard-won human rights”, he adds.
Researcher Margunn Serigstad Dahle analyses the cultural debates around the global entertainment company. “The Disney universe’s commitment to individualism is increasingly becoming marked by expressive individualism”.
Large-scale AI systems consume enormous amounts of energy. Yet the material details of those costs remain vague in the social imagination.
The outcome of the Spanish general election reflects a huge divide in the country. The “collective mentality of Spaniards” must change, says X. Manuel Suárez of the Evangelical Alliance.
Matthieu Sanders, a pastor in Paris, analyses the background of the riots in France. “Pray that the French church would be equipped for effective witness and peacemaking in an often tense national climate”.
What are the challenges posed by the exponential evolution of AI in recent months, and should we be optimistic about the future? Computer scientist Charlie Catlett, a researcher of the internet since the early days in the 1990s, answers key questions.
His ability to “connect with the average Italian” contributed to the “demeaning of women and the spectaculisation of politics”. Three evangelical leaders shared their views with Evangelical Focus.
Revival groups remain in the Lutheran Church but have their own dynamics. An explainer for those outside Finland.
Xi Jinping is introducing “more intrusive Party control of the two main components of the country’s nervous system: money and the Internet”, says expert Massimo Introvigne.
In the race to become Scotland's First Minister, citizens picked up on the underlying message Kate Forbes was delivering: I am not going to hide who I am.
A decade later, Francis still faces unresolved challenges. “As a good Jesuit, he resisted making decisions so far”, says evangelical theologian in Rome, Leonardo De Chirico.
A university professor in Nigeria analyses the socio-political context before the 25 February presidential election.
On 25 February, the most populated country of Africa elects its new president. A Christian university lecturer in northen Nigeria analyses the socio-political scenario.
Disciple making is the explicit lens by which we can view the life and ministry of Jesus. An article by Wes Watkins.
John Wyatt in an in-depth interview about Artificial Intelligence, abortion, euthanasia, and creation care: “There is an urgent need for us Christians to build a bridge between the world of the historic biblical faith and these very new and challenging issues”.
She is known for her addiction to tranquillizers, her marriage to DiMaggio and to the playwright Authur Miller, her tardiness, her unhappy childhood and her insecurity in front of the cameras.
For evangelicals in Western Europe, the most tangible problem is not one of freedom, but rather of public participation.
Matti Korhonen and Pasi Turunen know their country well and have some doubts about the real happiness of their neighbours.
Neo-paganist and humanist movements find their place as a reaction to Christianity. Migrants have changed the landscape of a country in which most are still registered as Lutherans.
Carla is a nurse who was infected at the beginning of the first wave of the epidemic, when not much was known about the virus. 2 years later, she has still not been able to return to work.
What makes African Christianity different from European Christianity? Where are African churches in Europe growing most and what can they offer to a secularised continent? An interview with the pastor and head of the One People Commission in the UK.
Samuil Petrovski speaks about the vitality of churches, the recent presidential election, and what Serbia learnt about reconciliation after the 90s war.