Evangelism and Social Action Are Close Friends

Apr 2, 2019 by

by Cynthia Ruble, The Gospel Coalition: Eighteen years ago when I first came to Japan as a missionary, I had to clarify my purpose. The Japanese unbelievers around me wondered aloud about the nature and intent of my work. A young Japanese Christian even told me, “We don’t need missionaries anymore.” If my aim was conversions to Christ, it wasn’t a popular mission. When we encounter skepticism about our evangelistic efforts, it can be tempting to answer, “Oh no, I don’t want to convert you. I...

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‘Churchianity’ challenge to evangelical complacency

Mar 26, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The ongoing protest at Parkfield School in Birmingham gives an insight into the inevitable clash of values between Islam and secularism, small-c conservatism versus progressivism, but also into majority views on Christian mission among the overlapping Anglican and evangelical constituencies. At Parkfield, well over 90% of the children are from Muslim families. The majority of parents, standing up against the attempted indoctrination of their children by...

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Christianity in Silicon Valley: Meet the movement transforming the San Francisco Bay area with Christ

Jan 29, 2019 by

by Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post: Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay area is home to the world’s most admired tech gurus, venture capitalists, and hugely successful startups, from Apple and Microsoft to Facebook and Netflix. But despite its plethora of innovative and creative minds, Silicon Valley remains one of the least religious parts of the country, with just 42 percent of adults saying they believe in God with absolute certainty. In this perceived wasteland of faith, a...

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100 year-long bible translation project

Jan 21, 2019 by

By David Luckman, Crosslinks Blog. [Editor’s note: An amazing story from the history of Anglican mission.] In 1925, the first Crosslinks missionaries set sail for the Canadian Arctic. For these young men and women, the language of the Inuit was difficult to command. Known as Inuktitut, it was developed from a syllabic language invented by a Methodist missionary called James Evans. He served some of the native people groups of central Canada in the 1840s. They were nomadic peoples, setting up...

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Remembering Lamin Sanneh, the world’s leading expert on Christianity and Islam in Africa

Jan 19, 2019 by

Tribute from Christianity Today. The study of World Christianity as an academic discipline in the 20th century and its shape for the future can never be fully chronicled without the contribution of Lamin Sanneh. He has been a great blessing to the theological academy, the ecumenical fraternity, and for those of us who knew him personally, he was such a stalwart with deep prophetic insights in our common disciplines. I will forever cherish Professor Sanneh’s scholarship and friendship. I hold...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Anglican leader pleads for support in wake of continued election result uncertainty

Jan 6, 2019 by

[Editor’s note: This report has been compiled by Anthonio Kibwela using material from allafrica.com and Radio France International.] Democratic Republic of Congo’s Election Commission has postponed the publication of provisional results scheduled for 6th January from the long-awaited presidential vote [which took place on 30th December], the panel’s chairman told AFP on Thursday. “We are working around the clock. We are doing our best to publish the results on 6 January. But...

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