The Nations Have Come to Our Cities
We cannot overlook the influx of "the nations" ready for the gospel.
I wondered what God was up to when more than half of the church stood up. The nations were coming to our church. Our first conversion was a Thai American anesthesiologist.
Sweden Can't Deport Christian Convert Back to Iran (Yet)
Canada also stalled over Iranian Christian 'war criminal', while Czech Republic will deport 25 Iraqi Christians.
deport one migrant—an Iranian Christian man identified only by the initials FG—back to Iran without first considering how its Islamic regime will treat him due to his conversion from Islam
Malaysia Rules Muslim Man Can Convert to Christianity
Judge's landmark decision offers hope to Malay Christians amid Bible seizures and 'Allah' bans.
Cases of conversion in Malaysia have been plagued by official dissension and charges of apostasy as Muslim authorities challenged verdicts by secular courts in Shari'ah tribunals.
A 'Romantic Way to Escape Persecution': Online Matchmaking
Persecution watchdog group hopes romantic connections between Western and Pakistani Christians could lead to asylum. Other persecution groups aren’t so sure.
show up in court. That wasn't an anomaly—about 370 cases of forced conversion and marriage were reported in Pakistan in 2014. BPCA began in 2009
Issues in the Future of Evangelicalism
The future of evangelicalism includes harsh realities for churches.
The gospel should be presented as bigger than personal salvation, more robust than going to heaven when one dies, and more pressing than just at the time of conversion.
Dissertations that are Needed Today
Work to add to the body of human knowledge.
I would love to see a research project on the elongation of the conversion process. I believe conversion is a punctiliar moment in time. What are the factors leading to conversion?
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds
crescent and the cross. He told the story of his conversion in a 2014 book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, which he calls the “heart” of his story. Now, with No
Gleanings: October 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
The policy follows Malaysia's ongoing restrictions regarding conversion, religious language, and other religious freedom issues of its sizable Christian minority.
The Top 5 Testimonies of 2015
Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.
The Top 5 Testimonies of 2015. Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most. Joshua Wood. [ posted 12/22/2015 06:00AM ]. 0; tweet; share; email; print.
Africa Has a New Islamic State. Or Does It?
The Gambia’s president has declared it so. Not everyone is convinced.
Victoria's representatives in Africa saw local imams and muftis as a socially stabilizing force and built up their power, even to the extent of passing laws against conversion to Christianity