PERU

Evangelical Christians are called to actively participate in society, says Dennis Smith, president of the World Association for Christian Communication-Latin American Region (WACC-LA). Smith believes that evangelicals should integrate existing spaces in civil society with humility and decision and rememberRead more…

ROMANIA

More than 345,000 people living in Constanta, the largest seaport on the Black Sea,can now hear Christian radio broadcasts in their native tongue. The new radio station is part of the Radio Voice of the Gospel (RVG), a nationwide networkRead more…

CANADA

The Christian Reformed Church (CRC) expanded its work of combating racism and its effects within the church recently by hiring Steve Kabetu to serve as Race Relations coordinator in Canada. Born in Kenya, Kabetu moved to Canada twenty years ago.Read more…

FRANCE

While rhetoric from French officials toward immigrants of African descent continued, Mennonites in the northeastern part of the country welcomed delegations from Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Canada and the United States. It was the firstRead more…

GERMANY

The younger generation of Christians in Germany are showing an unabated interest in evangelism and missions. More than six thousand participants between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five attended a youth conference for world missions, held 8 January in Stuttgart.Read more…

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Media Evangelism Peoples of the World In Light of Eternity: Trans World Radio and the Gospel in Latin America

INDIA

For the first time the Awadhi people of India, numbering over twenty million, will be able to read the Bible in their own heart language. The project, undertaken by translators for the World Bible Translation Center, took thirteen years. OverRead more…

INDONESIA

Tensions between fundamentalist Muslims and Western aid workers have increased in Aceh as the area recovers from the December 2004 tsunami. According to one report, Christian groups have been accused of proselytizing Muslims in Banda Aceh amid aid efforts. DespiteRead more…

INDONESIA

One year after the 2004 tsunami hit Banda Aceh, the Banda Aceh Museum re-opened with the exhibit, “Art & Tsunami Recovery,” which featured ten local Acehnese artists depicting the stories of tsunami survivors. The paintings depicted scenes of terror, trauma,Read more…

JORDAN

A group of twenty Arab and Israeli women recently met in Petra for the Musalaha Reconciliation Ministries’ Women’s Leadership Conference. The women represented many communities and congregations and a host of backgrounds, including some who were born and raised inRead more…

KENYA

The Church of God Chaplains Commission recently brought chaplaincy training to Kenya for the first time. Thirty-two pastors met at Discipleship College in Eldoret to learn from church leaders, Dr. Jake Popejoy and Dr. R. Williams. Eldoret is a ruralRead more…

MEXICO

More than forty people recently attended a church planting retreat, a major step toward choosing the first church planters in the Evangelical Covenant Church in Mexico. Pastors and lay people came from eight Mexican states and met in Oaxtepec, oneRead more…

SOUTH AFRICA REGION

Rev. D.J. Galela has been named the new regional superintendent for the Wesleyan Church of the South African Region, which includes Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He was educated at the Evangelical Wesleyan Bible College in Swaziland and has servedRead more…

UNITED STATES

Seventy-five years ago, Clarence Jones went against the belief of many Christians who thought radio was the invention of the devil and founded HCJB World Radio. Decades later, HCJB has planted over 250 radio stations in every continent of theRead more…

Engaging a New Generation through Media

From films, books, television and videogames, media and the art of storytelling have become the currency of culture and influence in our world. And though it’s often an unconventional method within the body of Christ, I can’t think of a greater place to communicate the stories and truths of God than through these mediums.Read more…

Tract Evangelism… More Effective than Ever

The old stereotype of a nattily-dressed hawker standing on the street corner handing out black and white Ì¢‰âÒhellfireÌ¢‰âÂå gospel tracts is gone. Well, nearly. Modern-day tract evangelism has become extremely relevant, effective and even technological. And the best part isÌ¢‰âÂå_itÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s all so easy.Read more…

The JESUS Film Project: Finishing the Task

The JESUS Film Project remains faithful to the calling of joining Christian workers throughout the worldÌ¢‰â‰۝both CCCI staff members and partnership ministriesÌ¢‰â‰۝to lift up Jesus in the whole world by producing language translations for the unreached people groups of the world.Read more…

Media and Evangelism in Asia: A Vignette

Asian Christians creatively make use of folk media as well as modern communication technology for evangelization purposes. Evangelism is more than transmission of information, it is also relationship building, giving voice for the voiceless and enabling people to search for their identities.Read more…

Chinese Christian to lead OMF International

OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission) has announced that Dr. Patrick Fung will become the tenth general director of the mission. Dr. Fung, a Chinese Christian, is the first Asian to lead the ministry, and succeeds the Rev. Dr. David Harley, who served as general director since 2001.Read more…

Into Their World… The Afar (Danakil) of Ethiopia

Claiming to be descendents of Ham, NoahÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s son, the Afar (Danakil) of Ethiopia have had a very turbulent history. The Afar are a proud people, valuing power and prestige, the latter which many times comes from killing oneÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s enemies.Read more…

Media Evangelism among the Unreached

The amount of media evangelism among the unreached really is amazing. The Western world is media-rich, and missionaries worldwide have learned to use this medium very effectively.Read more…

Reflections on Lausanne and the Year Ahead

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ!We are indeed living in exciting times, in a world of globalization and dynamic change.  We see this reflected now in every aspect of our lives,Read more…

Strengthening and Uniting the American Church through Media Outreach

The Mission America Coalition* (MAC, www.missionamerica.org) was formed with the vision of Ì¢‰âÒthe whole Church taking the whole gospel to the whole nation,Ì¢‰âÂå and for many years has carried out that charter as the Ì¢‰âÒbehind-the-scenesÌ¢‰âÂå organizer of a long series of successful national evangelism initiatives.Read more…