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Christians, Lets All Stop Doing These 15 Things on Social Media | RELEVANT

What you do and say on social media actually matters.While many Christians carry themselves with kindness and grace at church, once they tap that social media app they transform into some kind of snarling beast. Christians are called to be Christs ambassadors: Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us (2... Read more

30 Percent of Professed Christians Are Not Motivated to Address Racial Injustice, Barna Group Finds

30 Percent of Professed Christians Are Not Motivated to Address Racial Injustice, Barna Group Finds (RNS) As racial tensions have risen in recent months, a new report reveals that some Christians are becoming less motivated to act on racial justice, and an increasing share say there is definitely not a race problem in the country.Christians... Read more

Nigeria becoming the most dangerous country for Christians – Mission Network News

Nigeria (MNN) — Over the past decade, between50,000-70,000 Christianshave been killed by terrorist groups in Nigeria. Thats not just a number for Mission Cry. Jason Woolford recently talked about a large shipment of Bibles that a local Christian leader asked to be sent to Nigeria. He was asking for more of the Word of God... Read more

Practicing Christians Are Actually Becoming Less Motivated to Address Racial Justice | RELEVANT

As the protests against racial injustice have sprung up across the country and around the world, few issues seem to be closer to the forefront of Americans in 2020. The deaths of Black people like Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor fanned the flames of a movement that had been growing for the last... Read more

Eric Metaxas Urges Young Christians to Stay Active in Politics and the Church

Eric Metaxas Urges Young Christians to Stay Active in Politics and the Church Conservative Christian commentator Eric Metaxas, a New York Times best-selling author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show, urged young Christians to remain active in their church as well as in politics in an exclusive live interview with The Christian Post.Metaxas, who authored well-researched... Read more

Jesus Isn’t on the Ballot. That Doesn’t Mean Christians Can Opt Out.

It started in 2004 as a little Bible study looking at the political implications of Jesus teaching and the social dimensions of the gospel. Four years later, during the 2008 presidential election, I published a book with Chris Haw called Jesus for President and took the movement out on a national tour, traveling through nearly... Read more

6 Ways Christians Can Give Faith a Bad Name | RELEVANT

If modern culture were a prize fight, organized Christianity wouldnt quite be knocked out yet, but it would certainly be on the ropes, waybehind on points coming to the bell. Its no secret that people are leaving the Church in record numbers, and although they may not all be rejecting Jesus, they aresurely saying no... Read more

Half of All American Christians Say Casual Sex Between Consenting Adults Is at Least Sometimes OK | RELEVANT

Another day, another study revealing just how quickly the old norms of the American Church are shifting. The latest evidence comes from Pew Research, which found that whole Christians are generally more conservative when it comes to sex than the culture at large, they’re still a little more permissive than you might think. For example,... Read more

What Christians Get Wrong About ‘Being Brave’ | RELEVANT

The introduction of my upcoming book, The Bravest You, begins with me sitting in church when I was 10years old, listening to a pastor tell everyone in the congregation that fear was wrong and that we shouldnt fear. I dont explore my relationship with God much in my book because its not a Christian book.... Read more

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says HYDERABAD, India, September 10, 2020 (Morning Star News) Harassment of Christians by hard-line Hindus in northern India ended in police coercing a pastor to agree to stop holding worship in his home after an officer threatened to make false charges against his son, he said.The... Read more

Hundreds of Ethiopian Christians Killed in Coordinated Attacks by Extremists since June

Hundreds of Ethiopian Christians Killed in Coordinated Attacks by Extremists since June In Ethiopia, throughout the summer, Muslim extremists have carried out an onslaught of anti-Christian attacks that have left hundreds dead and thousands displaced.According to the Barnabas Fund, an international persecution watchdog, the attacks on Ethiopian believers appear to be coordinated and carefully planned.These... Read more

27 Christians released from prison in Eritrea

A refugee camp for Eritreans who have fled the country to neighbouring Ethiopia(Photo: Release International)Some 27 Christians have been granted conditional release from prison on Eritrea.  Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) said the release was understood to be contingent on the submission of property deeds making their guarantors liable for their future actions.  They were released from... Read more

Troop withdrawal leaves Iraqi Christians with one less safeguard – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — Some 2,200 U.S. troops are leaving Iraq later this month, officials announced Wednesday, leaving 3,000 soldiers behind to support local authorities. Its the first troop withdrawal from Iraq since 2016. The departure comes nearly two decades after the first U.S. forces invaded Baghdad in 2003. Samuel* with Redemptive Stories says believers had... Read more

Why Are Some Christians So Fearful of Sex When They Get Married?

For some Christians, its uncomfortable to have open conversations about sex, especially when they are fearful or doubtful about what will be expected when they get married. Often, theyve been raised in homes where their parents taught them how to balance a budget, how to change a tire, and how to do the laundry, but... Read more

Should Christians Baptize on Behalf of the Dead?

In the middle of a long and detailed discussion of the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, Paul drops a confusing bombshell: Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf? (1 Cor. 15:29) Huh? In a... Read more

Amidst economic plunge, Thai Christians distributing aid and Scripture

Thailand (MNN) — At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, Thailand was just behind China for the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases. Since then, Thailand has drastically shrunk its infection numbers. Now they only report a handful of new cases every day or so, and even recently had a 100-day streak of absolutely no new... Read more

Report says Christians hurt by Pakistans COVID-19 restrictions – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) — A new study shows how badly believers have been affected in Pakistan under COVID-19 restrictions. Read our global coronavirus coverage here. A coalition of ministries and local churches conducted the study this summer and recently published its findings. MNN is withholding the results from this article for security purposes. Jonathan*, a Christian... Read more

New survey reveals 1 million Iranian Christians – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) Weve previously reportedabout the explosive growth of the underground church in Iran. How big is this church exactly? A new survey gives some stunning results. Mike Ansari of Heart4Iran says, For the first time, a secular organization has come up with unprecedented data to back up the claim of the missionaries. It is... Read more

Why Do Christians Look Forward to When Every Knee Shall Bow?

By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. Isaiah 45:23Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of... Read more

Tony Evans Urges Christians to Vote According to the Word of God

Tony Evans Urges Christians to Vote According to the Word of God Pastor Tony Evans took to the pulpit on Sunday and preached a sermon of reflection and admonition, calling on the church to vote according to what the Bible actually says and not just according to a persons personal opinion of the Bible.According to... Read more

Attacked Christians in India Risk Arrest if Worship Draws Assaults

Attacked Christians in India Risk Arrest if Worship Draws Assaults NEW DELHI, September 7, 2020 (Morning Star News) Police in eastern India have threatened to arrest Christians for disturbing the peace if their worship draws more opposition after recent attacks, including one that has nearly cost an elderly woman her sight, sources said.Complaining that Christian... Read more

ABTS peace-building initiatives promote understanding between Christians and Muslims – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — The more tragedies and hardships that hit countries and cities, the more communities splinter, drawing dividing lines and focusing on themselves. But even during trying circumstances, the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) looks to build bridges and foster friendship between Christians and Muslims through its Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) peace-building... Read more

Many Christians see no wrong in sex between consenting adults

(Photo: Unsplash/Joanna Nix)A startling number of Christians do not see anything wrong with sex outside marriage, according to new research by Pew. Over half (57%) said sex between unmarried adults in a committed relationship was sometimes or always acceptable.  Support was highest among mainline Protestants (67%), followed by Catholics (64%), Black Protestants (57%) and evangelical... Read more

Christians should ‘take advantage’ of the pandemic, says Francis Chan

Francis Chan(Photo: YouTube/Moody Bible Institute)Francis Chan is urging Christian parents - especially dads - to see the pandemic as an opportunity to take greater responsibility for the spiritual formation of their children. He said during a Q Session discussion that too many Christians had been relying on the Church to teach their children about the faith, only... Read more

Rowan Williams joins climate action outside Parliament as Christians arrested

Rowan Williams (R) with members of Christian Climate Action in Parliament SquareDr Rowan Williams was one of many Christians taking part in Extinction Rebellion protests in London on Tuesday.  The former Archbishop of Canterbury said there was a "remarkable moment of opportunity" to make lasting positive change in support of the environment. He called on... Read more

How Should Christians View the End of Life? – 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. Dr. Katie Butler: Hi, you’re listening to TGC Q&A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition, and this is the Christians and Healthcare series during which we seek to answer your questions about issues... Read more

Are Christians More Confident in Politics Than in Christ?

Just as the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of Christians beingmore shaped by online pundits than in-the-flesh pastors, it has also intensified political tribalism. With few places to converse other than our online communities, the levels of vitriol and contempt have risen to insufferable levels. Its been painful to see the church in America follow... Read more

Newell heads Great Commission coalition, calls Christians to action – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Despite centuries of missionary efforts, one in three people worldwide have no access to the Gospel or a local church. Missiologist and author Marv Newell says one-third of the global population is roughly 3.2 billion people. However, these statistics probably mean very little to people, Newell notes. The most important takeaway is... Read more

Christians Must Take Climate Change Seriously | RELEVANT Magazine

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first ran on May 9. Living in a post-truth world can be difficult for those of us who simply do not understand the uncanny ability so many people have to simply dismiss facts. Working as a journalist covering climate change, global warming and clean technology for over a... Read more

6 Ways Christians Can Give Faith a Bad Name | RELEVANT Magazine

If modern culture were a prize fight, organized Christianity wouldnt quite be knocked out yet, but it would certainly be on the ropes, waybehind on points coming to the bell. Its no secret that people are leaving the Church in record numbers, and although they may not all be rejecting Jesus, they aresurely saying no... Read more