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MBB Global Prayer Day: supporting Muslim background believers in Egypt and beyond – Mission Network News

Egypt (MNN) — Egyptian Christians continue to face persecution, and the pressure highlights the need to pray for those suffering. Oppression has worsened with the pandemic, with believers suffering from everything from unemployment to lack of medical care. Persecution can even become violent. On October 5, Coptic Christians were attacked after an incident at a... Read more

President Xis religious purge meets little global resistance – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Chinas war on religion continues without much opposition. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Catholic Church to task last week during a trip to Rome, but will anything change? The good news is that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is speaking out on behalf of Chinese Christians who are being persecuted,... Read more

In the face of a global education crisis, teachers and students are finding clever ways to keep learning

17-year old Evans started a WhatsApp group to teach 250 students in Ghana_image 2(Photo: Compassion International)The global coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly impacted school children immensely, including here in the UK, but it's those in the poorest households living in developing countries that have been most affected. According to UNICEF, one in three children worldwide missed... Read more

Introducing TGC Essays: Theology for the Global Church

For more than a decade, The Gospel Coalition has been publishing a wide range of articles, podcasts, videos, books, and more. This work is driven by an observation in our Foundation Documents: We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the churchs life and leading us away... Read more

Pandemic has strengthened global identity among young people – study

A Christian Aid worker hands a bag of essential items to a Rohingya refugee in the Cox's Bazar camp, Bangladesh.(Photo: Christian Aid)The pandemic has heightened many young people's sense of a global identity, a study by Christian Aid has found.  Well over a third (39%) of 18- to 34-year-olds polled by Savanta ComRes for the... Read more

NATIONSWORSHIP: Virtual worship event hopes to unite global Church

International (MNN) — Between a pandemic, social tensions, and political conflict, our world today is riddled with division. Lots of people have ideas to address the chaos, but there arent many public figures saying, You know what we need? One big, international worship service. But thats exactly what Global Disciples says. Coming up on November... Read more

Global Disciples placing new emphasis on worship across borders

International (MNN) — The American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, Music is the universal language of mankind. This is especially true for worship in the Church. The Body of Christ spans across borders. Even when we cant speak one anothers language, worshipping the Lord together demonstrates our unity.Thats why Global Disciples is placing a... 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

Why Im Looking Forward to Getty Music Sing! Global – Tim Challies

I am one of the breakout session speakers at the Getty Music Sing! Global conference (August 30-September 2), but I also intend to be one of the attendees. It is, after all, an online-only event in which everyone can participate even during this time when travel and mass gatherings are uncertain or even impossible. As... Read more

Praise and Polemic in Our Global Pandemic – The Gospel Coalition

By Daniel Strange The ninety-second psalm is an oasis in our COVID-19 desert, a one-stop-shop, not merely for our survival, but for our thrival needs. The only psalm in the Psalter dedicated for the Sabbath day, it is for those of us feeling withered and weary, diverted and distracted. It is for those of us... Read more

The Conference Reinvented: A Global Event in a Pandemic World – Tim Challies

This week the blog is sponsored by Getty Music. The team at Getty Music would like to remind you that summer registration for the Sing! Conference ends Aug 6, and if you use the code CHALLIES you can get 20% off! The Getty Music SING! Conference began in 2017 with a vision to equip believers,... Read more

‘Global Body of Christ’ Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside

'Global Body of Christ' Steps Up: $250,000 Raised for Family of Pastor Killed on Roadside An online fundraiser for the family of a Texas pastor killed in a roadside accident passed the $250,000 mark Wednesday thanks to donations from friends, acquaintances and even individuals who didnt know the minister.John Powell, the pastor of... Read more

UN: Air Conditioning Is Actually Contributing to Global Warming | RELEVANT Magazine

An unfortunate new report from the United Nations reveals troubling feedback loop earth has been sucked into in the fight against global warming. As the world has gotten hotter, cooling technology has been a vital part of saving human lives by keeping us cool. The problem is, air conditioning units, refrigerators and freezers also... Read more

Get Ready: A ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Plummet In the Global Birth Rate Is on the Way | RELEVANT Magazine

Fertility rates are in free fall all over the world, portending an enormous change in societies for upcoming generations, researchers say. Nearly every country in the world is looking at a dwindling population and 23 nations Japan and Spain among them could see their populationscut in half by the end of this century. The... Read more

Global Disciples partners with churches to reach Latin America – Mission Network News

Ecuador (MNN) Global Disciples‘ Ministry in Latin America has seen a huge growth in the past few years. The ministry was born in 1998 when Ernesto Cardenas and others met together to talk about how to train local churches to reach people for Christ. Today, Global Disciples in Latin America has 93 programs and works... Read more

How a Global Pandemic Exposes Our Desire for Authority – Christ and Pop Culture

In a recent episode of the podcast Hidden Brain, University of Maryland psychologist Michele Gelfand considers the coronavirus pandemic from the perspective of culture. She explains that what we are seeing in the various national responses to COVID-19 aligns with her research of relative tightness or looseness in cultural norms. Countries known to have tight... Read more

TeachBeyond launches global fundraiser run for education – Mission Network News

International (MNN) In a world reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, marginalized children still need education, care, and support. Open Schools Worldwide, a ministry of Teach Beyond, looks to help fill this need through a global fundraiser, Kilometers for Kids, on June 27 and 28. Understanding the Mission Teach Beyond supports and provides Christian education all... Read more

A Guide to Breaking Up During a Global Pandemic | RELEVANT Magazine

Breakups are never easy. Breaking up during a global pandemic, social distancing, and heightened tensions as people around the world battle for justice – well, that adds a whole other level of emotions to navigate. I had been doing long-distance when my relationship came to an end. When I hung up the call, I... Read more

Churches in the Global South provide food and supplies to combat COVID-19 – Mission Network News

International (MNN) —COVID-19 ripped through the developed world quickly. But the virus is now making more progress into developing countries and countries in the Global South. Sidney Muisyo from Compassion International lays out some of the countries now being most affected by COVID-19, including many in South America. Currently we are seeing Brazil just shooting... Read more

President Trumps Executive Order Allocates $50M for Global Religious Freedom

President Trumps Executive Order Allocates $50M for Global Religious Freedom President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that earmarks $50 million for religious freedom programs around the world.CBN News reports that under the order, named Advancing International Religious Freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will create action plans for countries to help eliminate... Read more

President Trump Expresses Support of Internationally Persecuted Christians on ‘Global Coptic Day’

President Trump Expresses Support of Internationally Persecuted Christians on 'Global Coptic Day' Monday marked the second annual Global Coptic Day in which President Trump expressed support for the persecuted Coptic Church in Egypt.According to the Christian Post, President Trump addressed the event in a special message.This year, as we celebrate the second annual... Read more

Global memorial service for Ravi Zacharias to be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook

Ravi Zacharias(Photo: RZIM)A global memorial service is to be held on Friday for late Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias.The service starts at 11am Eastern Time on May 29, and is to be streamed live via on YouTube and on Facebook. Christian leaders around the world paid tribute to Zacharias after his passing on May 18 after... Read more

No, There Isn’t a Global Satanic Cult That Ritually Abuses Millions of Children, but for a Long Time We All Really Wanted to Believe There Was – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Wednesday in Fads!Crazes!Panics!,Luke T. Harringtonlooks at one of the random obsessions to have gripped the public mind in the recent past, and tries, in vain, to make sense of it all. Three days before Ronald Reagan was elected president, an alleged autobiography was published in Canada under the title Michelle Remembers. Cowritten by... Read more

World lockdowns take toll on psychological well being – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) Increased charges of suicide appear to be an unintended consequence of the worldwide COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders. Dean Vander Mey of Set Free Ministries says, We’re experiencing calls. Individuals are very anxious. They've plenty of worry. It’s troubling. That is unsettling all people. When that occurs, in the event you’re already a bit... Read more

Robust Demand for Bibles Throughout World Disaster; Life Software Examine Bible, Third Version Now Out there in Massive Print and Private Measurement – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] With nearly all of People confined to their properties, 1000's affected by COVID-19, and Bibles an more and more sought-after useful resource, Tyndale and Zondervan have launched two new editions of the Life Software Examine Bible, Third Version, (Tyndale Home/Zondervan, 2019): Massive Print and Private Measurement. [Learn the Bible Gateway Weblog submit, A Museum... Read more

Research: For the First Time, Most Pastors Agree International Warming Is Actual and Brought on by People | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Wednesday is Earth Day, and it’s an attention-grabbing one, given how most of the most important drivers of air pollution and local weather change are both slowed or halted altogether within the midst of the pandemic disaster. One other attention-grabbing shift this 12 months: pastors taking local weather change critically. That’s in... Read more

COVID-19 brings the worldwide Church into new digital areas – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) Having a digital presence is extra vital for church buildings than ever in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas churchgoers stay separated, the worldwide church remains to be current on-line. Many church buildings are nonetheless adjusting to an more and more digital existence as church companies are posted on-line. Different ministries... Read more

Each Christian Ought to Know About ‘World Compassion Fatigue’ …and The right way to Combat It | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] How can Christians keep a loving, caring posture within the face of intense and power worldwide ache? Dwelling by means of the COVID-19 pandemic brings this query into focus for many people. A time period that not too long ago emerged in counseling literature is world compassion fatigue (notably in A.E. Rabino’s... Read more

Ballot: Most Pastors Do not Truly Assume International Occasions Velocity Up Jesus’ Return | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Standard fiction and sure biblical interpretations typically hyperlink the return of Jesus to unrest within the Center East a lot so that you could discover some individuals who accuse Christians of deliberately goosing struggle overseas with a view to kickstart Jesus’ Second Coming. As only one instance, this GQ piece on evangelicals... Read more