When travel, gatherings, and churches were curtailed and closed, many Christians began to ask for the first time, ‘Must I obey?’ Fortunately, this is not a new question.
The Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain analyses the challenges and achievements of evangelical churches in 2022.
62% believe “science can give answers to all the big problems of the 21st century” but 51% do not see a conflict with religion.
God offers so much more than mere amnesty. He has paid the great and humiliating price for true justice.
The organisation asks authorities “to allow any religious organization to operate peacefully, free from monitoring and interference”.
Researchers found that 40% of the UK Christian families have less engagement with their church since the pandemic. Current attendance in US churches is at 85%.
The pandemic, and the war in Ukraine made the society more skeptical of the mainstream views and opened a door for Christian politicians.
A survey among pastors also finds that Christian communities had more chances to connect with new people. Church leaders are still feeling exhausted.
The ground and the goal of our hope is in the Tri-une God, who never changes no matter how much our circumstances change.
The country faces new elections amid increasing polarisation. "The dispute over the evangelical vote has become very important", say analysts.
The Dutch Bible Society releases a study on the meaning, reading habits and impact of the Bible in the Netherlands.
Businessman Rubén García addresses the fast growth of the technology sector, the challenges of the current economic situation, and the importance of support among Christian business leaders.
For those serving in Christian ministry, Long Covid has not only paused their work. The uncertainty and exhaustion has also raised questions about their personal faith.
The government blames “church gatherings attended by people with unknown vaccination status” that “led to the spread of measles to previously unaffected areas" .
For 7 months, Tim had digestive problems and fatigue, and still struggles with concentration. His mother also had to adapt her lifestyle to the long-term effects of Covid-19.
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.
Only two in ten people are fully vaccinated in Africa. Evangelical leaders speak of challenges in the vaccination campaign and the situation of Christians.
The United Bible Societies reported that there has been an increase of 5.5%.although distribution challenges “are still high”, due to the pandemic.
John Stevens leads the FIEC, one of the church groups escaping the negative trend: “The gospel alone is God’s power for salvation, it is not surprising that faithful churches are growing”.
World Vision says the effect of the pandemic could mean that another nine million children could be added to this figure by 2022.
In a context of the war in Ukraine and after two online conference, participants saw the week in Wisla as a chance to renew the gospel vision for Europe.
Evangelist Franklin Graham was the speaker in the 3 cities. “We are overwhelmed by the engagement of UK churches to help with the follow up”, organisers said.
The AEI federal assembly presented its annual report and its upcoming projects of a humanitarian corridor for Afghan refugees and a protocol to fight abuse.
“After the covid, people needed to share their faith outside the walls of the churches”, say organisers. Around 500 gospels and 500 Bibles were given to passers-by.
The State of the Bible report highlights cultural trends in the United States regarding faith and the Bible.
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