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Fires at three churches in Egypt are 'not coincidence'
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:21:01 GMT
The historic Mar Girgis Orthodox church in Cairo, built in 1898, was gutted by fire.
Priest gunned down outside in church in Syria
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:56:29 GMT
An Armenian Catholic priest was gunned down outside a church in Syria on Monday.
UK Government challenges Iran on treatment of Christians
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:05:13 GMT
The UK Government has challenged Iran on the treatment of Christians and other minority faith groups.
Urgent call for de-escalation of violence in Hong Kong after young man is shot
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:29:19 GMT
Hong Kong Watch has condemned the "absurdly excessive use of force" by police in the city following an escalation in violence in recent days.
Many young Christians feel like the Church can't answer their questions
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:11:42 GMT
Extensive new research from The Barna Group shows that nearly half of young adults worldwide who have a connection to Christianity feel that the Church can't answer their questions.
Keith Getty says modern worship songs are so 'dangerous' they're 'de-Christianizing' Christians
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:01:23 GMT
"In Christ Alone" writer Keith Getty is warning church leaders about the modern worship movement, which he describes as one of "cultural relevance" that is "utterly dangerous" and is contributing to the "de-Christianizing of God's people."
A fifth of university students support censorship of views on campus
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:40:56 GMT
New research has uncovered significant levels of support for the censorship of certain views on university campuses.
The Church's enthusiasm to mentor new leaders often doesn't include the disabled
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:18:30 GMT
You don't have to be able to see and hear to serve, lead or teach.
Evangelicals must be alert to the 'urgency' of the need for the Gospel
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:13:43 GMT
Evangelicals from around the world meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, have been challenged to check their priorities and whether they are working to reach the lost or have become "distracted".
Church minister who used to guard Berlin Wall says collapse was a 'triumph'
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 09:59:10 GMT
Today Peter Sutton is a minister in the Church of Scotland but 30 years ago he was a soldier patrolling one of the most famous checkpoints in history - Checkpoint Charlie.
Loss of religion is society's loss
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 09:52:21 GMT
It does not bode well for society that Christianity is losing it influence.
Can the Church give a meaningful answer to the spiritual questions of the digital age?
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 09:45:20 GMT
From social media, apps and online services, to robots, virtual home assistants and artificial intelligence, the digital era is rapidly changing the way we live - and even worship. But what is it doing to us as people? And what is the church saying about it - if anything?
Violence is being normalised in the name of anti-violence
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:48:43 GMT
The left wing position, in the West at least, seemed much more pacifist and anti-violence. Today it is groups like Antifa and some elements of Climate Extinction who are offering violence and destruction of property as the solution.
The fall of the Berlin Wall: what it meant for Christians 30 years ago
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 05:10:51 GMT
On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall, the most visible symbol of the division between East and West, was dismantled as people asserted their longing for freedom. What did it mean for Christians on the eastern side of the wall?
Is the church ready for an urban future?
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:52:25 GMT
With more and more of the global population living in cities, the Church needs to be ready to respond to the many challenges being thrown up by our increasingly urbanised world, the World Evangelical Alliance has heard.
World Evangelical Alliance eyes ambitious global expansion
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 07:01:27 GMT
The Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance has said that the organisation will be "aggressive" in creating new national alliances around the world.
A new Bible-based resource to help UK churches effectively communicate the Gospel
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:40:18 GMT
Lumino has been created by the Bible Society to help local churches understand attitudes towards the Bible within their local communities and be effective communicators of the Gospel message.
Should rich Christians like Kanye West give away all of their wealth?
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:26:00 GMT
Shaine Claiborne has asked whether Jesus is King of Kanye West\'s bank account. Is he right to ask this?
The best gift this Christmas can be a simple visit
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:18:40 GMT
People often shy away from visiting people with dementia because the normal ground rules don't apply, and they don't know how to communicate effectively.
Francis Chan is moving to Asia next year to be a missionary
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 06:01:32 GMT
Pastor and evangelist Francis Chan will be packing his bags and moving to Asia next February to become a full-time missionary to the region.