What does it mean to call myself ‘evangelical’?

Nov 30, 2020 by

by Thomas Renz, Psephizo: Thomas Renz writes: Labels can be powerful – and problematic. When we use a label to define ourselves, we generate expectations in others which we may or may not be willing to fulfil. In the USA the term “evangelical” has become so highly politicized that some who used to think of themselves as evangelicals have dropped the label as a self-designation. For them the name has become toxic, referring to a culture from which they want to distance themselves. But while...

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US evangelical group takes legal action against UK venues

Nov 1, 2020 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Action comes after appearances by Franklin Graham were cancelled amid protests from LGBT rights campaigners, A conservative US evangelical organisation is taking legal action against UK entertainment venues that cancelled appearances by Franklin Graham, a preacher who has expressed homophobic and Islamophobic views, earlier this year. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is suing venues in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and Wales for breach of...

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Why Progressive Christianity Can’t Bring Reformation

Oct 13, 2020 by

by Alisa Childers  and Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition: “Time for another Reformation” has been a rallying cry of many Protestants since, well, the original Protestant Reformation. And in the last 20 years you’ve heard this cry from a particular group that wants a new kind of Christianity more attuned to our times. Alisa Childers wants another Reformation, too. But not one that leaves behind historic Christianity. As she writes in her new book, Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks...

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YouTube censors John Piper’s audiobook, ‘Coronavirus and Christ’

May 19, 2020 by

From Christian Today: YouTube has censored the audiobook version of Reformed theologian John Piper’s new book, Coronavirus and Christ, claiming it violated “community standards.” The book offers six biblical answers to the question: What is God doing through the coronavirus? “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” reads a message on the now blocked video by Piper, the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in...

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How Christians can share their faith in a changing world

May 12, 2020 by

from Christian Today: It’s been 40 years since Becky Pippert wrote her best-selling book on evangelism, Out of the Saltshaker & Into The World, and a lot has changed since that time. In Britain at least, neither nominal Christianity nor sceptics have even a basic knowledge of the main people and stories in the Bible stories. In the US, where Pippert is from, Christianity is still a visible part of the social fabric, but there too, secularism has been gaining ground, church attendance...

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Finding hope in a Covid-19 world

Apr 20, 2020 by

New website lookforhope.org features a number of short blogs and videos addressing different aspects of life in the current crisis, to help those with faith in Christ and those without faith yet, but looking for hope. Blog titles include: When longing for victory over Covid-19 When I fear the shadows of death When I’m feeling the pain of isolation When I’m wondering what life is worth When I’m struggling with the kids...

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