Personal Bible Reading

A large study in the United Kingdom asked ministers how many people read the Bible in their church personally outside of church attendance.Read more…

Beyond Evangelism: Authentic Disciples

In our haste (which we could regard as commendable) to carry the gospel far and wide, in our urgency to Ì¢‰âÒreachÌ¢‰âÂå as many people as possible, evangelicals have been the most guilty of all in tragic gospel reductionism. However, here are seven strategies for change.Read more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Fifteen key organizations that work with the Persecuted Church around the world launched a global network in order to cooperate more intentionally together. Meeting in Amsterdam, Holland, the group formed the Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), with charter organizations that includeRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Nearly 3.3 million Bible studies were completed worldwide during 2006 in areas with active Bible League ministry—that’s 376 every hour. Bible League provided 19.3 million scriptures in 2006—a twelve percent increase from 2005. Since 1938, the Bible League has providedRead more…

CHINA/ENGLAND

Increasing interest in Christianity among Chinese intellectuals is transforming China’s religious landscape, says Edmond Tang, an academic and consultant on China for British and Irish churches. “Today it is an open secret that Christian fellowships, a new kind of ‘houseRead more…

EL SALVADOR

When an earthquake struck El Salvador in 2001, the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Santa Tecla was so badly damaged that it had to be torn down. But the congregation itself was not destroyed. Meeting in makeshift quarters, church membersRead more…

GREAT BRITAIN

The number of people in Britain going to church is falling rapidly and only one in ten adults attends church weekly even though fifty-three percent of adults or 26.2 million people in the United Kingdom identify themselves as Christian. ARead more…

INDIA

Despite opposition and threats of beatings, a team of seven women who are part of Gospel for Asia (GFA) Women’s Fellowship gave out fifty thousand tracts at the Kumbh Mela festival earlier this year. Coming to the Ganges River inRead more…

MEXICO

More than sixty thousand people recently attended the three-day Festival of Life 2007 outreach in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of Chiapas, Mexico. Of these, more than six thousand people gave their lives to Christ. Nearly four hundred American ChristiansRead more…

NIGERIA

Rev. Kefas Kane Mavula was elected bishop of the United Methodist Church in Nigeria 3 March 2007. Mavula’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Nigerian United Methodists, who have been experiencing rapid growth over the past decade. According toRead more…

RUSSIA

A senior official of the Russian Orthodox Church has told attendees at a meeting in Moscow that human rights cannot be considered only from a secular standpoint, which he said often fails to take into account questions of morality, andRead more…

SOUTH AMERICA

Nearly one thousand leaders from Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela gathered in their respective countries as National Iberoamerica conferences sparked a renewed priority for evangelism and holiness. In addition to spending much time at the altar, people of all ages receivedRead more…

WALES

The major contribution made by thousands of faith communities to Welsh society is to be quantified in the nation’s first faith audit. The audit, “Counting for our communities,” will survey the voluntary work carried out by faith communities for theRead more…