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Christians, Others in Egypt Arrested for ‘Insulting Islam’

Christians, Others in Egypt Arrested for 'Insulting Islam' CAIRO, Egypt, November 23, 2020 (Morning Star News) A young Christian teacher in northeastern Egypt is facing charges of insulting Islam after he posted comments on Facebook, according to local reports.Youssef Hany of Ismailia, a city on the Suez Canal 78 miles northeast of Cairo, posted the... Read more

Will the West abandon Armenians like they did Iraq’s Kurds and Christians?

(Photo: Google Maps)It doesn't really matter does it? Write a column about Joe Biden's dog or Donald Trump's tweets, or the latest church leader to resign for 'personal reasons' and it seems that Christians will lap it up. Or perhaps something more personal? How to make money? Have a better relationship? Deal with your inner... Read more

A fifth of Christians have skipped church during the pandemic – survey

Churches moved online after the start of the pandemic but Barna research suggests not all their congregants followed them.(Photo: Unsplash/Jesus Loves Austin)A significant proportion of Christians haven't attended a church service since the start of the pandemic, fresh research finds. The study by Barna found that a fifth of practising Christians (19%) said they never... Read more

The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Loneliness

What just happened? Small indoor gatherings of families and friends are driving coronavirus outbreaks across the country, according to the governments leading health experts. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has even asked that we avoid family gatherings this Thanksgiving to lower the risk for vulnerable family members.... Read more

High-Profile Christians Respond to Raphael Warnock’s Assertion that He Is a ‘Pro-Choice Pastor’

High-Profile Christians Respond to Raphael Warnock's Assertion that He Is a 'Pro-Choice Pastor' Several well-known Christians are taking issue with Democratic Senate Candidate Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for making controversial comments on abortion and the military.According to CBN News, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweeted a 2011 sermon clip... Read more

8 Unhealthy Beliefs Christians Lean on to Hide Their Needs

5. I Must Sacrifice Myself at All Costs Matthew 16 speaks of surrender and forsaking our version of rightness for the sake of God at work in and through us.Then Jesus said to his disciples, Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants... Read more

4 Ways Christians Can Navigate Cultural Confusion around Gender in the Coming Decade

Three Basic Foundations of Transgenderism The question of transgender identity looks set to be significant for Christians both in matters of public life and pastoral care for the foreseeable future. The furor surrounding everything from school bathroom policies to womens sports to the respective rights of parents and children guarantee its presence in politics. And... Read more

Christians join calls to Boris Johnson not to slash aid budget

A Tearfund gender workshop in the Democratic Republic of Congo.TearfundChristian organisations are among the nearly 200 charities urging Boris Johnson not to slash Britain's overseas aid budget. The Government is planning to reduce the international development budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of GDP, amounting to billions in lost aid for poorer countries. Johnson has refused... Read more

Mohler on Why Young Christians Should Prioritize Institutions

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Al Mohler: Why younger Christians should invest in institutions, care about institutions, participate with institutions and find some identity in those institutions. So welcome, I’m glad you’re here. I had a bit of... Read more

‘Fox News Republicans’ Believe Christians Face Discrimination in the U.S. | RELEVANT

A new study shows that Republicans who consider Fox News their primary source of information see the world very differently than people who don’t, and that goes for who they think faces discrimination in the U.S. too. Article/Post Source

Christians urged to participate in Government consultation on faith communities

(Photo: Unsplash/JJ Jordan)The Bishop of London is urging as many people as possible to respond to the Government's consultation on engagement with faith communities. The consultation, which relates only to England, is open until 11 December and is asking for evidence on how faith communities perceive the Government's engagement with them.  It has been launched... Read more

Why Christians Can’t Just ‘Not Care’ About Politics | RELEVANT

American Christians have a long legacy of trying to parse out exactly what counts as political so that we can engage with the parts of the world that go untouched by the corrupting influences of politics. But politics color all aspects of our collective life. Disengaging from politics is impossible, and the effort to do... Read more

Azerbaijan Promises to Protect Christians in Armenian-Controlled Area It Is Overtaking

Azerbaijan Promises to Protect Christians in Armenian-Controlled Area It Is Overtaking The Muslim-majority country of Azerbaijan has promised to protect Christian churches in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is recognized by Armenians as the Republic of Artsakh, a country that declared independence from Azerbaijan over feelings of oppressive rule, The Christian Post reports.The... Read more

Indian High Court Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Hindu Nationals

Indian High Court Stands Up for Christians Persecuted by Hindu Nationals Christians in India received a respite from Hindu persecution recently as the countrys high court ruled that Christians whose houses were bulldozed for refusing to convert to Hinduism will be allowed to return without more persecution for their beliefs.Christians in the region of Chhattisgarh... Read more

A Mistake Christians Make regarding the LGBTQ+ Movement

Behavior and Identity A mistake that Christians make about things related to the LGBTQ+ movement is we tend to think of sex in terms of behaviorwhat is acceptable and what is unacceptable. For an LGBTQ+ person or someone involved in that movement, there are clear sexual behaviors that serve to define that movement to some... Read more

Over 13,000+ Christians Call on Pastors Franklin Graham and Paula White-Cain to Accept President-Elect Bidens Victory

Best-selling Christian author Shane Claiborne and Christian social-justice organization Faithful America are asking Trumps evangelical advisors to support a peaceful transfer of power. Despite President-elect Joe Bidens clear electoral victory and the complete absence of evidence behind Donald Trumps lawsuits, multiple prominent evangelical leaders are continuing to enable the outgoing presidents dangerous attacks on the... Read more

Christians Shouldn’t Be So Quick to Shut the Door on Immigrants and Refugees | RELEVANT

Editor’s Note: On Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will be boosting the U.S. refugee ceiling to 125,000, an enormous reversal of the last few years under President Donald Trump. Here is World Relief’s Jenny Yang with a Christian perspective on refugees. This piece originally ran in 2018. My dad immigrated to the United States... Read more

Christians worldwide unite in prayer as persecution rises during pandemic

A Christian in China, where the state has increased surveillance of believers.(Photo: Open Doors)Christians worldwide are praying for the persecuted Church as religious freedom is increasingly threatened during the pandemic.  Sunday marks the 24th International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP), held each year to unite the global Church in speaking out against... Read more

Armenian Christians Fear They Will Be Wiped Out following Peace Deal with Azerbaijan

Armenian Christians Fear They Will Be Wiped Out following Peace Deal with Azerbaijan A peace deal has ended the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but some Armenians are concerned that the Christian culture of Armenia will now be erased.According to CBN News, the peace deal came after months of attacks on Armenia from Azerbaijan and... Read more

Author Daniel Darling Shares 5 Things Christians Should Remember When Communicating with Others

Author Daniel Darling Shares 5 Things Christians Should Remember When Communicating with Others The book of Proverbs communicates that there is power in the tongue. As such, author Daniel Darling in his new book are coming to the mat to challenge the church to live up to the mantel that God has placed in us... Read more

Christians Were Persecuted in a Record 145 Countries in 2018, New Pew Report Says

Christians Were Persecuted in a Record 145 Countries in 2018, New Pew Report Says Christians are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group in the world, followed closely by Muslims, according to a new Pew Research Center study that also found government restrictions of religions are at an all-time high.The lengthy Pew report... Read more

Christians unite in national day of prayer

(Photo: Unsplash/Benjamin Davies)Christians across the UK are today joining in prayer for the nation.  The invitation went out from the Evangelical Alliance UK to set aside November 13 as a national day of prayer as tough Covid-19 restrictions remain in place for millions of people.  The call for prayer has united Christians from across the... Read more

Christians can no longer stand back and leave nuclear disarmament to the politicians

Peace Park in Hiroshima where a flame will continue to burn until there are no more nuclear weapons in the world.(Photo: Unsplash)On Saturday 24 October, Honduras become the 50th state to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. That might be the first time you've ever heard of it, but it is a... Read more

Politician investigated over same-sex views warns of ‘self-censorship’ among Christians

Pivi Rsnen (c) is the subject of a criminal investigation over her views on sexuality(Photo: ADF International)Christians are too afraid to share their view of sexuality for fear of legal repercussions and discrimination, says a Finnish MP being investigated over comments she made about same-sex relationships. Pivi Rsnen told Finnish website Ilta Sanomat she had been contacted... Read more

Should Christians Be Concerned about the End Times?

All Creation Will Be Made New The presence of sin in the world is not only detrimental for the well-being of humanity, but for all of creation. Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the... Read more

Christians Need to Lean Into Discomfort | RELEVANT

A Silicon Valley research foundation called SENS pursues the ambitious mission to prevent and reverse age-related ill-health. I think its reasonable to suppose that one could oscillate between being biologically 20 and biologically 25 indefinitely, says Chief Science Officer Aubrey de Grey. He claims that some of us living now will live one thousand years.... Read more

A Christians Dream Always Means Something, Right? – TGC Africa

Time check. Its 1:38am. Ive just carried my youngest daughter to her mum for a feed. Seconds prior, I was enthralled by a strange dream. But her loud wail next door interrupted it. Before opening my eyes, I dreamt that I was shovelling a large amount of broken glass from my mouth. Strange indeed. In... Read more

‘Pray Fervently’ for Biden and Prove ‘Christians Are Not Hypocrites,’ Says Pastor Robert Jeffress

'Pray Fervently' for Biden and Prove 'Christians Are Not Hypocrites,' Says Pastor Robert Jeffress One of President Trumps top evangelical supporters is calling on Christians to pray for Joe Biden, saying the Democrat is the apparent president-elect.Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, says in a new column that Christians should pray... Read more

Christians praying for Biden and healing in the US after election win

(Photo: Reuters)Christian leaders took to Twitter over the weekend to ask people to pray for Joe Biden and the nation after his election win.  Southern Baptist Convention President JD Greear invited Christians to join him in praying for Biden and the country. "Pray for wisdom, justice, and truth. I pray for success in where he... Read more

Pastor among Christians killed in Nigeria

Borno State, where militants have been active in attacking ChristiansTwelve Christians, including a pastor, were killed in an attack this week in north-east Nigeria.  The attack was carried out on the predominantly Christian village of Takulashi, Borno State, by Islamist extremists who also kidnapped women and children, according to Morning Star News.  The village of Takulashi... Read more