God’s Divine Plan for Muslim Immigrants
Data about how Muslims come to Christ should affect our thinking on immigration.
The Word of God and the Community of Faith. For my PhD dissertation, I conducted research in 2012–2013 on the conversion to Christianity of Muslim immigrants in France.
God Is Not a God of Second Chances: The Church & Formerly Incarcerated Persons
If we really believe in the transformation of the gospel—that any life can be saved and changed—we cannot say to someone, “You are not welcome here.”
Then there are those in the New Testament: Zaccheaus, the tax collector, who overtaxed people out of personal greed, yet was accepted by Jesus prior to his conversion; and Peter
What Is Evangelicalism?
A simple definition based in doctrine, history, or sociology won’t do. But a vibrant stream really does exist.
In the middle third of the eighteenth century a number of persons, who later would be drawn into evangelical preaching, passed through crises of personal conversion.
How America Became Conversion Nation
When your religion is something you choose, not to choose is not an option.
How America Became Conversion Nation. Josh McMullen| November 3, 2017. Image: Library of Congress. The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America
Why Christian Theology Needs (Former) Atheists
A lot of prominent 20th century Christian thinkers used to be skeptics.
credibility. In Surprised by Joy, Lewis recounts his conversion to theism, a sinuous path from childhood belief to atheism to theism and finally to Christian faith.
Preaching Redemption Amidst Racism: Remembering Billy Graham
Carl Ellis, Jr. reflects on the impact of Rev. Billy Graham on race relations and culture today.
Southern segregation. His was not a Pauline 'Damascus road' conversion, but a more plodding and progressive Timothy-like transformation. One thing
How Christian Faith Led a Single Woman to Defy Chairman Mao
Lin Zhao’s faith led her to embrace China's Communist movement—then pay the ultimate price for opposing it.
His first book, The Conversion of Missionaries (1997), is a critical study of American Protestant missions in early 20th-century China. Conversion and Disenchantment.
Billy Graham’s Altar Calls Were More Than Moments of Decision
For the late evangelist, the time after the sermon was about getting people into church.
people there that night, assurance that they would want to come down front for prayer and counseling, certainty that the Holy Spirit, not the evangelist, was doing the work of conversion.
Are disciples becoming disciple-makers?
field. New Believers and Evangelism. That's why it's vital that we create structures to unleash new believers into the harvest immediately after conversion.
‘These Bombs Led Me to Christ’
The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith.
'These Bombs Led Me to Christ'. The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith. Kim Phuc Phan Thi| April 20, 2018. Image: Jonathan Bielaski.
Will We See a Church Planting Movement in North America?
How can church leaders prepare themselves and their churches?
As I've written elsewhere in Kingdom First (2015) and Kingdom Matrix (2016), conversion is a shift of alliance from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light and, as such, all those
The Top Testimonies of 2017
Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.
The Top Testimonies of 2017. Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most. CT Editors. December 28, 2017 9:00 AM. Image: iStock.
Six Degrees of Separation: Why Our Witness Matters
Our lives reach farther than we can imagine.
on the world. It's amazing to look back through history and trace the events that eventually led to Billy Graham's conversion. It's incredibly inspirational
Migrating into God’s Kingdom: A Testimony
In God, there is a unique identity for every immigrant.
of immigrant Hispanics have steadily been leaving their Catholic upbringing to become either exponentially more serious about their faith through “born-again” conversion, or becoming
Jack Deere Went Through Hell to Come to Faith
The theologian’s memoir is refreshingly raw about the wounds he’s suffered—and the wounds he’s inflicted.
After a conversion out of dispensationalism and into the belief and practice of the gifts of the Spirit, he begins to speak and write prolifically about the gifts—while at the same time
Dispatches from Kenya
Kenyan evangelicals were a petri dish in the grand experiment of public square engagement.
nationhood. From my African origins, through my Christian conversion and then during my political profession, all three have recurred – peace, love, and unity.