What role can faith communities in Europe today play in recovering foundations for sustainable, just and flourishing societies?
The executive committee of the Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches discussed pending issues and stressed the need for dialogue and reconciliation.
God offers so much more than mere amnesty. He has paid the great and humiliating price for true justice.
A survey interviewed 25,000 teenagers in 26 countries. “It’s rare that teens think poorly of Jesus. The global impression of Jesus is that he is trustworthy, generous, wise, peaceful”, the authors say.
District Six of Cape Town became famous for the inhumane uprooting of the Khoi, for taking down their houses and for closing their church.
We can glibly confess that He is Lord of all, but do we really believe it? Can we see God’s hand of common grace at work in the public spheres, outside church circles?
The book of Philemon reminds us that the Gospel speaks of how we can be saved and how we can navigate the messy complexity of human relationships.
The hybrid State of Europe Forum’s theme ‘Seeking shalom’ (Paris), was addressed in three bi-lingual plenary sessions, seekingto ‘understand the times’ and ‘to know what God’s people should do’.
The Bible says that no one else can forgive your sins apart from God himself.
We often make mistakes by misjudging others. We need a clean heart that asks for forgiveness,
Peace Nobel Laureate and anti-Apartheid activist, the priest said he “could not have survived had I not been buttressed by my spiritual disciplines”.
Some believers say that “one of the greatest assets in life is forgiveness”, while others state that “the church is not as enthusiastic as the NGOs” about abolition.
Hers is a story of sheltering Jews, of imprisonment in Nazi concentration camps, a surprise release and of her worldwide mission to spread a message of forgiveness.
God doesn't leave us without a solution. He himself decided to bear our guilt, and pay our price.
Christian forgiveness is given and received without conditions.
Learn from the past, avoid its mistakes, and learn to trust more in God.
Helle Telk experienced emigration and family abandonment, but in the midst of these circumstances, she found God's care and faithfulness.
Mercy is more than offering forgiveness, it includes loving-kindness, pity for those who are suffering and being gracious.
Repentance always involves something of a mystery. Thank God that He knows the hearts.
The time of crisis is inevitably also a time of opportunity for reconciliation, mediation and a new start.
The church is God’s agent of reconciliation. It will seek for ways to reconcile the people with God and with one another and lead them into God’s kingdom.
A Christian is someone who has been both born into and adopted into God’s family.
We need to come back to God and believe in Him.
Many Christians seem to uphold traditional ideas about fatherhood that lack both the precision and nuance needed to father in today’s world.
God is not going to condemn you for rejecting Him; it is rather that by choosing to ignore Him you carry on in your original state of condemnation.
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