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Arab Spring Again? Christians in Sudan and Algeria Cheer Regime Changes
Historic confessions escape an Islamist, while Muslim converts pray for reform.
Bolivia Finally Gives Evangelicals the Same Rights as Catholics
With new law, president Evo Morales comes through on his promise of greater religious freedom.
Sovereign Grace Calls Outside Investigation ‘Impossible’
The church network pushed back against renewed scrutiny around SGC and former president C. J. Mahaney’s response to abuse claims.
ECFA Revokes Harvest Bible Chapel’s Membership
(UPDATED) Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch was in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
The Gospel of AI: Evangelicals Want Tech to Remain Good News
In a “pioneering” new statement, leaders emphasize humanity’s moral authority over emergent technology like artificial intelligence.
Will Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ on Israel-Palestine Please Evangelicals?
CT asked 11 leaders in US and Middle East to assess the red lines of a peace plan, expected soon after Netanyahu’s coalition wins election.
Judeo-Christian Politics … in Israel?
In historic election granting Netanyahu a record fifth term, the Bible Bloc Party’s vision is struck down but not destroyed.
Hong Kong Pastor Facing Prison Preaches the Sermon of His Life
The Baptist leader, convicted for his role in the Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement protests, takes the stand with a biblical defense for human rights and civil disobedience.
Half of Pastors Worry Speaking Out on Social Issues Will Offend People
Protestant clergy feel the pressure around addressing LGBT identity and same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’ll change their message.
Iraqi Christians in the US Face Deportation Again
Some Chaldean detainees lost their chance to fight to stay. But it’s still unclear if their home country will let them back.
Pastor Parking Paves the Way for Controversial Church Taxes
Some congregations will file taxes for the first time to comply with a new 21 percent tax on employee parking.
Died: Robert Finley, Reformer of Foreign Missions
After preaching at Billy Graham rallies and revivals in Asia, the Christian Aid Mission founder introduced new emphasis on supporting indigenous missionaries.
China Shuts Down Another Big Beijing Church
Shouwang Church, which famously kept meeting outdoors after losing its pastor and worship space, is the fourth major unregistered congregation to be forcibly closed in recent months.
US Catholics Now as Concerned About Persecution as Climate Change or Refugees
But more than a third incorrectly believe Christians suffer less than half of world’s religious freedom violations.
Britain Uses Violent Bible Verses to Deny Iranian Convert Asylum
Latest example of immigration officials deploying Scripture to keep former Muslims out of UK comes as Church of England adds an official Farsi liturgy due to demand.
Francis Chan Explains Why He’ll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn
“There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”
LifeWay to Close All 170 Christian Stores
The nation’s biggest Christian retail chain ends its brick-and-mortar operations.
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”
Azusa Pacific Drops Ban on Same-Sex Student Relationships, Again
Revised code of conduct shifts in favor of “uniform standards of behavior for all students.”
Templeton Prize Winner: Marcelo Gleiser, Physicist Who Beholds the Universe’s Mysteries
The agnostic is credited with bringing believers and religious questions into the scientific realm.
Top Story April 20, 2019
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
According to the gospel of John, the cross casts us into community.
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