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  • In his own words – Billy Graham on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/12/2018 5:33:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Billy Graham Library ^ | 2015 | Billy Graham
    Civil rights were very much in the forefront in America during the 1960s and early 1970s. As the issue unfolded, I sometimes found myself under fire from both sides, extreme conservatives castigating me for doing too much and extreme liberals blaming me for not doing enough. In reality, both groups tended to stand aloof from our evangelistic Crusades, but those people who actively supported us understood very well our commitment to doing what we could through our evangelism to end the blight of racism. Early on, Dr. King and I spoke about his method of using non-violent demonstrations to bring...
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    12/31/2017 7:13:24 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2017
    A soaring number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches. The Muslims are flocking to various Christian denominations, experts said, including becoming Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. As many parts of Europe are becoming more secular and houses of worship are seeing congregants leave in droves, it is Muslim converts who are reviving struggling Christian churches. "European churches have struggled for decades to share the gospel with modern secular Europeans,” Matthew Kaemingk, a professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, told Fox News....
  • Christianity is Rapidly Growing in Iran

    12/30/2017 12:07:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    CBN ^ | Aug 2017
    Christianity has been growing at a fast rate in the last couple of decades in Iran, that has caused the Islamic government a lot of concern, according to Mohabat News, an Iranian Christian News Agency. A high profile Islamic seminary official, Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, stated "accurate reports indicate that the youth are becoming Christians in Qom and attending house churches." Another most senior Islamic Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has repeatedly expressed his concern over the spread of Christianity among the youth in the country. He and his other colleagues blame foreign influence for the conversion of young Iranians to...
  • China: Christians Preparing to Evangelize in North Korea Say They are Ready to Die for Christ

    12/04/2017 9:32:02 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 2016 | Veronica Neffinger
    Two Chinese Christian pastors who are preparing to evangelize in North Korea say they are ready for whatever trials come, even death. According to ChristianToday.com, the two pastors are aware of the dangers they will face in North Korea, but they maintain committed to sharing the gospel with the North Koreans. North Korea is ranked as the number one worst country for Christian persecution by Open Doors World Watch List. One example of a Christian missionary facing horrendous violence in North Korea is the case of a Korean-Chinese church leader who evangelized in the country for 17 years before his...
  • Four More Trends that Challenge the Modern Evangelizer

    10/19/2016 7:50:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-18-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Four More Trends that Challenge the Modern Evangelizer Msgr. Charles Pope • October 18, 2016 • It is critical for us who would preach the Gospel to ponder what sorts of presuppositions our listeners bring to the conversation. Today, sadly, there are many trends that have poisoned the culture and thus make our task much more difficult.Yesterday we explored six problem areas. Today we’ll look at four more. It helps to describe modern mindsets, not to despair of them, but rather to look at them with some insight rather than being only vaguely aware of them. If we are...
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    08/10/2017 7:05:41 AM PDT · by Javeth · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2017
    Christianity is making a comeback in Europe – and it’s mostly thanks to Muslims, say experts in Islam and faith leaders. A soaring number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches. The Muslims are flocking to various Christian denominations, experts said, including becoming Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. As many parts of Europe are becoming more secular and houses of worship are seeing congregants leave in droves, it is Muslim converts who are reviving struggling Christian churches
  • 5 Sobering Realities About Evangelism in Our Churches: Most Churches grow at the expense of others

    07/17/2017 9:25:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | BY THOM S. RAINER
    My wife said she did not understand a word I said to her.Ouch.I was attempting to explain our research on 1,000 randomly chosen churches, and she had a blank look on her face. I knew what was taking place. A statistical nerd (me) was trying to share research with a normal person (my wife).Such is the conundrum where I find myself. This research is incredibly revealing, but I often speak in such statistical terms that I cloud its import.Allow me, then, to attempt to write with some clarity. Let me know if I have not succeeded. Here are some prefatory...
  • Christian Street Preachers Acquitted: CPS Must Now Answer Questions Over Attempt to Censor...

    07/06/2017 7:48:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Two Christian street preachers have been found not guilty of inciting public disorder at Bristol Crown Court. In February, Michael Stockwell and Michael Overd were convicted at Bristol Magistrates Court of an offence under the Crime and Disorder Act, after police claimed that the crowd around them became disorderly as a result of their preaching. They appealed to the Crown Court and after a 3 day hearing on Friday were found not guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. Barnabas Fund provided an expert witness, who demonstrated that the content of their preaching was largely quotations from the King James Bible (the...
  • Memorial Story

    03/29/2017 3:44:23 PM PDT · by LS · 17 replies
    self | 3/29/2017 | self
    I very seldom post stuff on religion---too easy to get into arguments, but I think all will appreciate this story. Last week I attended a memorial service for a friend's mother. We had played "Risk" at their house and swam in their pool endlessly as kids. She took her Christianity seriously, and a few minutes into a discussion would likely ask you how you came to know Jesus. She was extremely philanthropic, and one of her biggest giving areas was in what used to be called Campus Crusade for Christ. (It has a different name now). At the end of...
  • Tim Tebow and John 3:16

    02/12/2017 4:03:31 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 5 replies
    Self | BwanaNdege
    This morning I listened to Dr. David Jeremiah's sermon on John 3:16 on http://www.oneplace.com/. In his sermon, Dr. Jeremiah mentioned the numerous "John 3:16" signs displayed by football fans in the stands. He also mentioned Tim Tebow's writing that verse reference on his eyeblack. Tebow is as identified with "John 3:16" as he is with kneeling in the end zone.
  • Russian Orthodox Church Angry as State Destroys "Extremist Bibles"

    12/28/2016 11:59:08 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    Earlier this week, Russian media reported a Vladivostok court handing down a 30,000-ruble ($495) fine to the Salvation Army christian organization for incorrectly marking bibles the organization was distributing. In addition to the fine, the court ordered the books' destruction – 36 Russian-language Bibles and four English-language ones among them. It is the first precedent of implementing the “Yarovaya legislation” and its harsher regulations for missionaries. “Essentially, the organization was punished for illegal missionary – not terrorist or extremist – activity by destruction of the Bible,” a spokeswoman for the Moscow Patriarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church Xenia Chernega told...
  • Many Muslims Are Renouncing Islam In The “Refugee” Camps And Turning To Christ(tr)

    11/30/2016 12:24:16 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 58 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    Full title : God’s Hand Is At Work- Many Muslims Are Renouncing Islam In The “Refugee” Camps And Turning To Christ Even While Other Muslims Openly Threaten To Torture And Murder Them Right There BosNewsLife featured several stories of Christians who are speaking about their treatment in camps across Europe, with one group of believers stating in a letter that they “fled from the Islamic Republic of Iran because we have been accused of being Christians and, therefore, have repeatedly been threatened by torture, imprisonment and the death penalty.” They added: “Here, where we have been accommodated presently, we are...
  • Iran's House Church Movement Witnessing 'Astounding' Growth; Hundreds Being Baptized

    11/25/2016 6:25:52 PM PST · by freedom44 · 14 replies
    ChristianPost ^ | 11/16/16 | ChristianPost
    The underground church movement in Iran is growing despite the regime's crackdown on Christians. Hundreds are being baptized in large ceremonies and people are praising Jesus for saving them from despair and suicide, according to Christian ministries working in the region. Elam Ministries reported earlier this week that more than 200 Iranians and Afghans were baptized in a large service just outside the Islamic Republic of Iran, with eight different Persian-speaking churches attending. The group said that 20 years ago, estimates put the number of believers in Iran at only 2,000–5,000 people, but new statistics are saying there could be...
  • German Protestants Officially Renounce Converting Jews to Christianity

    11/22/2016 6:58:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 11/17/16 | Tom Heneghan
    (RNS) Tackling a delicate issue as it begins its yearlong celebration of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Germany’s main Protestant church has officially renounced its mission to convert Jews to Christianity. In practice, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), made up of 20 regional Lutheran, Reformed and United churches, mostly gave up efforts to convert Jews in the decades after the Holocaust, and closing that chapter should have been a formality. But officially abandoning the “Judenmission,” or Mission to the Jews, turned out to be theologically complicated. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus gave his Apostles the Great Commission to “make disciples of...
  • Controversial Christian cartoonist [Jack Chick]...dies aged 92 [trunc]

    10/25/2016 6:51:26 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 151 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10.25.16 | Ted Thornhill
    Full title: Controversial Christian cartoonist [Jack Chick] who mocked minorities and said Harry Potter was satanic dies aged 92. Jack T. Chick died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday evening His cartoon tracts vilified secular society, evolution and homosexuality They portrayed rock music and Harry Potter as literal traps of the Devil
  • Jack Chick has passed away

    10/24/2016 12:45:41 PM PDT · by Borges · 235 replies
    https://twitter.com/ChickPub | 10/24/2016
    He was 92.
  • Six Cultural Trends that Challenge the Modern Evangelizer

    10/18/2016 8:17:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Six Cultural Trends that Challenge the Modern Evangelizer Msgr. Charles Pope • October 17, 2016 • It is critical for us who would preach the Gospel to ponder what sorts of presuppositions our listeners bring to the conversation. Today, sadly, there are many trends that have poisoned the culture and thus make our task much more difficult.But difficult does not mean impossible. It helps to describe modern mindsets, not to despair of them, but rather to look at them with some insight rather than being only vaguely aware of them. If we are more clear on the presuppositions that...
  • Andy Stanley Defends Teaching Methods Against Charges His Approach Undermines Scripture

    10/05/2016 6:35:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 154 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/5/2016 | BRANDON SHOWALTER
    Pastor Andy Stanley is defending his approach to preaching amid questions from prominent evangelical leaders who contend his methods undermine the Bible's authority and pave the way for unbelief. In a lengthy article in Outreach magazine on Friday, the pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, responds to his critics and affirms that he believes in biblical inerrancy. What he is doing, he argues, is changing the angle from which he speaks to more effectively engage a post-Christian society, particularly millennials who have left the Church. Controversy arose in light of Stanley's recent sermon series wherein he argued...
  • Russia Clamps Down on Evangelism

    08/02/2016 12:13:06 PM PDT · by Lera · 17 replies
    How would you feel if tomorrow it became illegal to send an email to your friend, inviting them to church? This is the reality that Russian believers have suddenly woken up to, as a result of new anti-terror legislation which came into effect at the end of July, forbidding many forms of evangelism. Ostensibly to combat terrorism, Russia has clamped down hard on evangelism, and made life extremely difficult for our brothers and sisters who want to share the Good News freely there. There has been a great window of opportunity for the gospel to spread since the fall of...
  • 7,000 Churches Fasting, Praying Over Terrifying New Persecution Law (Russia)

    07/16/2016 8:28:23 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 48 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 07/08/2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an anti-terrorism law, but for the country's many churches, the signature sparked a demand for prayer and fasting. The bill toughens punishment for acts deemed to be terrorism and for the organization of "mass unrest," according to the Los Angeles Times. It would also introduce prison sentences of up to a year for those who fail to report such crimes. Furthermore, Great Commission Ministries Chairman Hanny Haukka tells Charisma News the law entails: Foreign guests are not permitted to speak in churches unless they have a "work permit" from Russian authorities If a friend or...