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  • What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea

    06/15/2018 1:35:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | June 13, 2018 | CT Editors
    “North Korea has been threatening South Korea two or three times a year. They say, ‘We want to make Seoul a city of fire.’ They make weapons. They shoot our navy boat down. They shoot cannonballs into South Korean islands..." But this aggressive behavior hasn’t kept South Korean churches from praying for their Northern neighbors.Instead, South Korean Christians pray frequently for “freedom, for evangelism, for the transformation of the North Korean leaders, that God will be merciful to them and to us so our nation will be unified so we can go up there and evangelize in North Korea and...
  • Steve Kerr on NFL's Patriotism Policy | Eric E and Keith Darrell on Street Evangelism

    06/02/2018 6:29:51 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Cross Politic ^ | May 28, 2018 | Cross Politic
    This week we were joined by Musician and Evangelist Eric E. and Campus Preacher Keith Darrell. Invite them out to your church, college campus, or community events. In CrossPolitic news, we discuss the NFL's new no kneeling policy and Golden State Warriors headcoach's reaction to the policy. We also talk about the Vegas ad running during primetime NBA playoff ad space.
  • The Biggest Myth in Evangelism Today

    05/05/2018 5:32:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/05/2018 | By Louis Posthauer
    If you are actually reading this — yet another article about evangelism — you must at least have a divinely inspired interest in spreading the gospel. Some of you in your capacity as a church leader also feel an obligation as part of your calling to be obedient to the call to evangelize.When we say "the biggest myth" we are referring to a phenomenon that has only presented itself to the church of Jesus Christ in the last three or four generations — in the latter half of the 20th century. For almost 2000 years of Christianity from the time of Jesus to the...
  • In midst of war with Russia: 500,000 Ukrainians Celebrated God's Faithfulness

    03/15/2018 3:09:43 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    Mission Network News ^ | Sep 2017 | Lyndsey Koh
    Say ‘Ukraine’ today and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get someone who knows there’s still a conflict in that country. Sergey Rakhuba with Mission Eurasia says while the bloody conflict between Ukraine and Russia is ongoing, the Ukrainian Church is moving. (Last September) around 500,000 evangelical believers gathered in the central square of Kiev, Ukraine to celebrate the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary and to thank God for His faithfulness in their country. Rakhuba was in contact with colleagues attending the event, and he says, “They reported over 500,000 across denominational lines from all the churches in Kiev and surrounding areas. Many...
  • We won’t live to see Europe’s Christian revival – but it will happen

    02/23/2018 4:54:46 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Oct 2017 | Stephen Bullivant
    Since at least the 1960s – swathes of the Western world have witnessed unprecedented religious change and (for the most part) decline. We have simultaneously witnessed a series of social and cultural revolutions, most recently the technological and media revolution driven by the internet. That alone has profoundly changed the way people think and act... This “new evangelisation” requires that we (and I mean all Christians) are embarking on a centuries-long endeavour. And given this, we need to approach it in the right frame of mind, fortified with a spirituality of patience and perseverance. While we tend to think of...
  • Billy Graham’s Legacy

    02/22/2018 11:06:16 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    World Magazine ^ | February 21, 2018 | Edward E. Plowman
    Sometimes he was more expansive, as in June 2005, when, at age 86, after 60 years of preaching on the road and in diminishing health (primarily from advanced Parkinson’s disease), he reluctantly “retired” from public “crusade” evangelism. It was at a final three-day campaign that attracted a cumulative total of some 230,000 people to Flushing Meadows in New York City. In an interview during that event, a Charisma magazine reporter popped the same remembrance question. Replied Graham quietly: “I want to be remembered as a person who was faithful to God, faithful to my family, faithful to the Scriptures, and...
  • Russian Orthodoxy Losing Out to Protestantism in Muslim North Caucasus

    02/20/2018 6:50:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | 2017 | P. Goble and R. Geryev
    Despite or, in some cases, because of the support it receives from the government and the new “anti-extremism” laws deployed against others, the Russian Orthodox Church is increasingly isolated from Russians in the North Caucasus and is losing many of them to Protestant groups who are also attracting some Muslims as well. Ruslan Gereyev, the director of the Center for Islamic Research on the North Caucasus, says that the major reason for Orthodoxy’s failure and Protestantism’s success is that “unlike Protestant and Muslim preachers, representatives of the Russian Orthodox church do not reach out to the population. Because they are...
  • Receive your Mantle of Truth[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/30/2018 9:02:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Tree of life is yours my chosen one, For you walk with me as my Beloved one, From times gone by I have been with you, And now comes your season of Hermons Dew, A quenching of your thirst for me, The very nectar from My Tree, Your eyes wide open to My view, Of Kingdom Life that Zion renews, A flanking by The Heavenly Hosts , A mantle of My Holy Ghost, Now as Elisha I shall come as you Call, Part the waters for one and all, To cross over into their Promised LAND, FOR YOU AND...
  • Muslims are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers

    01/26/2018 1:04:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1,009 replies
    We are in a time of the first ever mass conversions of Muslims,” Father Mitch Pacwa SJ told me in a phone interview. “God is doing a mighty work among them.” Pacwa said that mass conversions are happening even in very fundamentalist countries. There is rapidly growing number of conversions especially on the edges of the Muslim world in the western and southern parts of Africa, he said. “Africa is now growing predominantly Christian despite crackdowns,” Pacwa said. Some of the noteworthy countries he mentioned include Iran, reported to have 3 million Christians, and Indonesia with reports of 2 million...
  • Vladimir Putin's Christianity is a facade, says expelled US missionary

    01/22/2018 12:31:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 114 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 2017 | Harry Farley
    It is now well over a year since Vladimir Putin's Russia passed 'anti-missionary' laws and more than 180 cases have since been brought. Activities ranging from prayer meetings in homes, posting worship times on a religious website and praying in the presence of other citizens have been interpreted as 'missionary activity' with Christians making up the vast majority of the law's victims. One case is that of Donald Ossewaarde, an American Baptist preacher living in Oryol, who was expelled for hosting a church meeting in his house. Having lost appeals throughout the Russian judiciary system, Ossewaarde's case is now with...
  • In his own words – Billy Graham on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/12/2018 5:33:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 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.