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From Killing Fields to Harvest Fields: Why Christianity Is Growing in Cambodia

When Jenny Mallows father died from starvation, she was glad. I felt like, Good for him, she said. Its better than if they took him to torture and kill him. And they would have, eventually. Jennys father was a Cambodian soldier when the Khmer Rouge regime came to power in 1975. Prime minister Pol Pot... Read more

New study raises hopes for Christianity in Iran

Getty images/stock photoIn a recent survey of about 50,000 Iranians over the age of 20, a Netherlands-based secular research group found that 1.5% of respondents identify as Christian. Applied across Iran's population of more than 80 million, the number of Christians in Iran is "without doubt in the order of magnitude of several hundreds of... Read more

Engaging Islam Institute presents Christianity as a Middle Eastern religion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — How can Western Christians understand the Muslim world, especially in the Middle East? Pierre Houssney of Horizons International says theEngaging Islam Institute tackles this barrier by presenting Christianity from a Middle Eastern cultural perspective. Houssney says, People have this underlying assumption that Christianity is a Western religion, that we’re trying to translate... Read more

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Rejects Pat Robertson’s Claim That the Movement Is ‘Trying to Destroy Christianity’

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Rejects Pat Robertson's Claim That the Movement Is 'Trying to Destroy Christianity' Last Saturday, one of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter organization spoke out against televangelist Pat Robertson for rendering the group as anti-Christian, Newsweek reports.Robertson, who hosts the 700 Club, made the remarks on Thursday's broadcast as... Read more

Black Lives Matter: No, We’re Not Trying to ‘Destroy Christianity’ | RELEVANT

Over the weekend, Black Lives Matter released a statement addressing some comments from Pat Robertson, who claimed the BLM movement is “anti-God.” Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the organization, denounced Robertson’s comments in no uncertain terms. “To insinuate that our movement is trying to destroy Christianity is disgraceful and outright offends our Christian siblings who are... Read more

Omission of Christianity as School Subject in Sudan an Error, Official Says

Omission of Christianity as School Subject in Sudan an Error, Official Says JUBA, South Sudan, September 9, 2020 (Morning Star News) The head of the body responsible for curricula in Sudan announced that a previous directive omitting Christian education as a subject for primary schools was in error, according to a new letter to educational... Read more

Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject

Transitional Government in Sudan Omits Christianity as School Subject JUBA, South Sudan, September 3, 2020 (Morning Star News) Fears that Christianity would again be omitted as a course subject in schools in Sudan were confirmed in a recent government directive, sources said.While Islam has long been taught in schools, the head of the body responsible... Read more

Early Christianity Was Mocked for Welcoming Women

I recently received a question on Twitter about where, in patristic sources, we see early Christianity mocked for being a religion filled with women. The short answer: lots of places. Before we get there, though, we should note that early Christianity received this criticism precisely because it was so popular with women. Sociologist Rodney Stark estimates... Read more

If 100 Christians Represented All of Global Christianity – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, the global Christian population totals 2.5 billion people. To help in the comprehension of that number, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity (@CSGC) has compressed it into this graphic as if 100 Christians represented all of global Christianity: 67 would... Read more

Megachurch Pastor: Abortion ‘Is Consistent with’ Christianity and ‘I Will Fight’ to Keep it Legal

Megachurch Pastor: Abortion 'Is Consistent with' Christianity and 'I Will Fight' to Keep it Legal A pastor of a Georgia megachurch who also is running for U.S. Senate said last week he believes legalized abortion is consistent with Christianity and he would fight to ensure it remains legal.Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church... Read more

Cool Christianity Is (Still) a Bad Idea

At the beginning of the 21st century, relevance became the prevailing buzzword in Western evangelical Christianity. Sensing new urgency to make the gospel more appealing to the next generationwhich polls showed were leaving faith in greater numberspastors, church leaders, and Christian influencers tried to rebrand faith. This was the era of Relevant magazines launch, Donald... Read more

Has Christianity Done More Harm Than Good? – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Glen Scrivener: So the question is, has Christian religion done more good than evil in the world? And I recently read a really good book by this Australian evangelist called Sam Chan. Don’t... Read more

COVID-19 and Christianity surge in Iran – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) — Irans crackdown on truth grows more severe. A member of Irans coronavirus task force recently told reporters the COVID-19 toll could be 20 times higher than official figures. The next day, state officials closed down the newspaper that published his quote. This closure comes days after a BBC investigation found Iran was... Read more

The Answers Christianity Has That Science Doesnt

Humans have a unique capacity for wondering about meaning, purpose, and value. No other being on earth, or as far as we know in the entire cosmos, shares our reflective nature. In Born to Wonder:Exploring Our Deepest QuestionsWhy Are We Here and Why Does It Matter?, Alister McGrath sets out to explore the significance of... Read more

The Future of World Christianity Is African

Stories published in the sober British medical journal The Lancet don’t normally inspire sensational headlines. But one recent piece on current and future trends in global fertility has called forth some stunned and stunning reactions. The article describes what the BBC terms a Jaw-Dropping Global Crash in Children Being Born, as most areas of the... Read more

Political Propaganda is Destroying Christianity

Throughout history, Christians have been susceptible to both embracing and spewing political propaganda. Huge segments of Christianity were transformed into political machines, commandeered by political adherents for the purpose of administering all sorts of evils. Christian propaganda helped facilitate the bloodlust of the Crusades, the cruelty of the Spanish Inquisition, the Colonialism of entire populations,... Read more

Countering progressive Christianity

(Photo: Unsplash/Aaron Burden)There is a form of Christianity - for people who dislike Christianity; a palatable form of faith served with a side of post-liberalism and postmodernism belief. The modern-day battle within Christianity is a war which proposes to separate more than denominational divides by blurring the definition of Christianity itself. In contrast to historic... Read more

Nationalism, Purity Culture, and Hijacked Christianity

This week, RLC Interim Executive Director Elaina Ramsey was interviewed, along with other women, for an article published at Gen entitled “These Evangelical Women Are Abandoning Trump and Their Churches.” Read an excerpt here and find the link for the full article below. In exit pollsfrom the 2016 election, 80% of white evangelicals and the... Read more

1,200-Year-Old Cross Found in Pakistan Implies Christianity Was There ‘Before Islam Came’

1,200-Year-Old Cross Found in Pakistan Implies Christianity Was There 'Before Islam Came' A giant cross estimated to be at least 1,200 years old has been discovered in the mountains of Pakistan and could include hints of Christianitys early presence there.The marble rock cross, weighing three to four tons and spanning seven feet from... Read more

Once the Seat of Eastern Christianity, Hagia Sophia Is Set to Be Turned Into a Mosque

Once the Seat of Eastern Christianity, Hagia Sophia Is Set to Be Turned Into a Mosque Hagia Sophia, a museum known for its religious roots in Christianity in Istanbul, Turkey, will become a mosque. Many political and religious leaders have expressed outrage over the controversial decision.According to the Christian Post, the Hagia Sophia... Read more

Post-Christianity Is an Opportunity for Real Christianity

We live in a post-Christian age.” This refrain is often heard when discussing the present-day conditions of the church in the West. Post-Christian culture, post-Christian society, post-Christian ethics, post-Christian valuesthese are all rubrics under which worried discussions take place when evaluating our contemporary moment. To help us navigate through post-Christianity, Gene Veiths new book, Post-Christian:... Read more

Hopes fade for study of Christianity in Sudan

(Photo: Chuttersnap)Hopes that the transitional government in Sudan would allow Christianity as a school subject alongside Islam wilted when officials omitted it from an academic schedule released last week, sources said.Doubly disappointed when an expected TV broadcast of school lessons on Christianity was omitted from the government-owned Television Station Khartoum International Channel this week, Christian... Read more

Hopes Wilt for Teaching Christianity in Schools in Sudan

Hopes Wilt for Teaching Christianity in Schools in Sudan JUBA, South Sudan, June 18, 2020 (Morning Star News) Hopes that the transitional government in Sudan would bring back Christianity as a school subject alongside Islam wilted when officials omitted it from an academic schedule released last week, sources said.Doubly disappointed when an expected... Read more

Christianity and science are not incompatible

(Photo: Unsplash/Louis Reed)In 23 years of ordained ministry in the Church of England, I came across many people who assumed that science has 'disproved' Christianity. Having a blind faith in this assumption, they seemed to have been brainwashed by the educational system and the mainstream media.Young people I came across in parish ministry had been... Read more

Christianity Today Calls for Reparations from Churches: ‘Repentance Is Not Enough’

Christianity Today Calls for Reparations from Churches: 'Repentance Is Not Enough' The president and CEO of Christianity Today says in a new editorial that churches should consider making biblical restitution to African Americans for the sins of slavery, segregation and racial injustice by setting up financial funds to make it right.Its time for... Read more

Racial Justice and the Uneasy Conscience of American Christianity

Photo Credit: GettyImages/fizkesEditors Note: this article was originally published on russellmoore.com on April 10, 2018Last week I delivered this message as the opening keynote of the MLK50 Conference. In addition to the video, Ive also included a transcript of my remarks below.TranscriptGood afternoon. My name is Russell Moore, and Id like to call our attention... Read more

After another Christian loses faith, is convenience Christianity to blame?

Christian rock band Hawk Nelson are seen in this photo, which was posted on the band's Facebook page, as band member Daniel Biro responded to Jon Steingard's announcement that he no longer believes in God.Facebook/Hawk NelsonThe young singer was excited. "This is the biggest gig we've ever done!" We were at a joint Christian event... Read more

Hawk Nelson Members Release Statement following Frontman’s Departure from Christianity

Hawk Nelson Members Release Statement following Frontman's Departure from Christianity The remaining members of Christian Band Hawk Nelson have released a statement following their front mans departure from Christianity.On Thursday, bass guitar player Daniel Biro, guitar player Micah Kuiper and drum player David Niacaris released a statement offering love and support to the... Read more

The FAQs: Is Freemasonry Compatible with Christianity?

Note: Over the past few years, Ive received numerous requests to address the issue of Freemasonry and Christianity. While this is not intended to be comprehensive analysis or explanation, my hope is that it will be sufficient to help followers of Jesus determine for themselves if these two systems of belief and ritualFreemasonry and Christianityare... Read more