Church Life+Ministry

Celebrating Revival in a Cynical Age
The Asbury revival reminds us that God works in ways we cannot control.
Turkish Christians Plead: Don’t Distribute Bibles After Earthquake
Local believers and their Syrian colleagues serve Christians and Muslims alike in cooperative effort at relief aid.
Open Doors Gets Dragged into Germany’s Debate Over Christian Persecution
A far-right party introduced a motion to establish an “International Day Against the Persecution of Christians” and cited the advocacy organization’s data.
After Chaos and Crisis, Beth Moore Still Finds Refuge in the Church
In a new memoir out this week, the Bible teacher opens up about the abuse of her childhood and the people and God who saved her.
Jesus Is the Path to Flourishing. Can the Buddha and Confucius Be the Beginning?
God’s truth revealed in ancient Chinese philosophies can help in evangelism and apologetics.
Southern Baptist Convention Disfellowships Saddleback Church
Four other congregations with female pastors were also determined to be not in “friendly cooperation” with the SBC, as well as one removed over its abuse response.
Three Black Women Who Preached With the Power of the Holy Spirit
What Zilpha Elaw, Julia Foote, and Sojourner Truth taught me about God’s “withness.”
Rupert Clarke: The Medical Missionary on the Tibetan Plateau
The British doctor established hospitals for Tibetans and called on Chinese Christians to care for the souls of the ethnic group.
‘Honoring’ Your Father and Mother Isn’t Always Biblical
Filial piety has damaged many parent-child relationships. But Christian families can learn where Confucian culture ends and Paul’s parenting practices begin.
Arranged or Not, Indian Christians Praise God for Their Marriages
What husbands and wives think of others' unions and what they'd recommend for their children.
Asbury Professor: We’re Witnessing a ‘Surprising Work of God’
Why I’m hopeful about the revival breaking out in our chapel and its implications for the campus and beyond.
A Scottish Farmer Started the World’s First Chinese-Language Magazine
Before he died at age 37, missionary William Milne had produced a publication promoting Christianity, science, and general knowledge.
With Gossip of the Gospel, the Church Grows in Nepal
Conversions credited to women evangelists sharing the good news one-on-one in conversations.
Israeli Academics Question Archaeological Discoveries
And other news briefs from around the world.
Evangelicals Outgrow Catholics in Central America
“Nondenominational believers” rank close behind.
Church Planting After the Fall (of the Berlin Wall)
Three generations after East Germany rejected Christianity, group of prayerful believers now see an opportunity.
Mississippi Evangelicals Prepare to Welcome Dobbs Babies
Christians open their arms to the 5,000 children state officials expect to be born now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
I Was the Proverbial, Drug-Fueled Rock and Roller
Until a chance encounter with my mom’s old Bible opened my eyes.
Divine Abundance Is More Than a Charismatic Hobbyhorse
The language of extravagant blessing is thoroughly biblical—even if it’s sometimes abused.
Let’s Rethink the Evangelical Gender Wars
Maybe the lines of division between egalitarians and complementarians were in the wrong places.

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