Europe is polycentric, not only on the cultural but also on the spiritual and religious level.
The evangelical entity launches a document addressing ten issues of general interest , to give a biblical perspective and encourage evangelicals to “vote wisely”.
Bruce Nicholls gives a rapid overview of the issue of climate change and then concentrates on the Christian response.
At the first Swedish Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast in Stockholm last week, parliamentarians heard an alternative to the popular secular narrative on the origins of Europe which marginalises God.
Energy, inflation, environmental degradation and the call for simpler living.
Without the constant renewal of Christ’s peace in our hearts, our emphasis on simple living may be purely a matter of economics and even politics.
Let’s take seriously the warnings we have been given, repent of our personal and systematic greed and serve the Lord and our neighbours with joy and hope.
The country faces new elections amid increasing polarisation. "The dispute over the evangelical vote has become very important", say analysts.
As the September general election approaches, the President of the Italian Evangelical Alliance warns that “some evangelicals are easily ‘pulled by the jacket’ in politics”.
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 challenge for the peoples of Europe today is to find the balance between protecting borders and open borders.
The answer to the question ‘are you religious’ or ‘do you belong to a religion’ depends on what the respondents understand by being ‘religious.’
Let us not forget the future hope and comfort that enabling people to die well will bring.
The EU speaks of improved air quality, but “with every passing year the difficulty of mitigating the impacts escalates”, experts say. Christian environmentalists are convinced that “churches can play their part”.
The Baptist pastor and missiology professor looks at how the Christian faith created a common cultural space for the peoples of Europe but also determined national identities.
“The challenge for us is to welcome people into our churches, give them time in their process of discovering what it means to be a Christian, while holding on to Biblical standards”, says professor of religious studies Evert Van de Poll.
Caring for God’s creation is one way in which we can express our love for God.
The conservative candidate got 48.7% of the votes, but the difference between the two parties is less that 30,000 votes. Final results will be announced at the end of the week.
The peoples in the east have resisted militant atheism. We, the west, are under another form of atheism which is a sort of political agenda.
Rev. Iftikhar Indryas, founder of the New Covenant Christian School, explains the issues the educational project is facing. He calls to pray for the “spiritual, physical and intellectual well-being” of Pakistani Christians.
The government announces it will match donations to Tearfund for its project tackling plastic pollution in Pakistan.
“The disappearance of many species of insects could possibly be the beginning of the disappearance of our own species”, PhD in Biology Antonio Cruz, says.
For a long time, the main thrust of politics with respect to religion was separation of Church and state. In our secularised multi-religious society, the question is: how can churches contribute to the common good in society?
“Change the system, not the climate”, say 35,000 in Brussels. Christian experts welcome initiatives to change consumption habits.
To be strong in one area of religiosity does not guarantee that a person will be strong in other areas. Inconsistency may be evident in any one of the parameters of being Christian.