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Remembering ‘Prof’ Andrew Walls, Founder of the Study of World Christianity
(UPDATED) Dozens of scholars praise the Scottish historian of missions for his groundbreaking research re-centering Christianity from West to South and for his personal support.
Biden Names First Muslim Religious Freedom Ambassador
(UPDATED) 12 Christian IRF advocates praise Rashad Hussain, Obama’s OIC envoy, for his credentials and credibility. Two USCIRF commissioners and antisemitism envoy also named.
The 9 Nations Where It’s Hardest to Be a Baptist
New index finds 1 in 4 worshipers and 1 in 5 churches in Baptist World Alliance are very vulnerable to persecution and poverty.
The Black Church, Explained by Pew’s Biggest Survey of African Americans
In-depth study of the faith of 8,660 black Americans offers an unprecedented snapshot of their congregations and beliefs before COVID-19 and George Floyd.
Pew: How COVID-19 Changed Faith in 14 Countries
According to survey of 14,000 people, the pandemic has strengthened religious belief most in US, Spain, and Italy, while South Korea leads in lost faith.
Stephen Lungu, Africa’s Enterprising Evangelist, Dies of COVID-19
Coronavirus claims life of Malawi leader known as the “Billy Graham of Africa.”
US Adds Nigeria to Top of Religious Persecution List, Removes Sudan and Uzbekistan
(UPDATED) State Department revises its Countries of Particular Concern on religious freedom.
World Vision Flips the Script on Child Sponsorship
In the ministry’s first major innovation in seven decades, the children now do the choosing.
Bibles Escape Trump’s Tariff Fight with China
America’s Christian publishers no longer have to render to Caesar an extra 10 percent.
Pompeo: Why We’re Hosting the World’s Biggest Event on Religious Persecution
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explains to CT why the State Department invited 100 nations and 1,000 participants to its second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.
Another Sunday Church Attack in Burkina Faso Kills Six
(UPDATED) This time, terrorists interrupted a Catholic Mass in Dablo and executed the priest and five worshipers.
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.
Court Overturns Atheist Victory Against Pastors’ Best Benefit
Seventh Circuit rules Clergy Housing Allowance is constitutional, despite challenge by Freedom from Religion Foundation.
Who’s Searching for ‘Love’ Online? Bible Readers
The fruit of the Spirit is No. 1 at Bible Gateway—in both English and Spanish queries.
Billy Graham Center Explains Survey on Evangelical Trump Voters
Wheaton College-based institute studied how and why both white and non-white believers voted in 2016.
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says Survey
Third study of the state of American theology, examining 34 beliefs, released by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research.
Eugene Peterson Enters Hospice Care
Beloved pastor and author nears completion of his long obedience in the same direction.
Here’s Who Willow Creek Chose to Investigate Bill Hybels
Independent advisory group of four evangelical leaders—two women and two men—hope to complete work by early 2019.
Anne Graham Lotz: My Breast Cancer Is ‘Fuel for the Fire’
Diagnosed on anniversary of her husband’s death, Billy Graham’s daughter responds with prayer of famous missionary to India, Amy Carmichael.
Pew: Why Americans Go to Church or Stay Home
Among regular attenders of religious services: 2 in 3 go because of their kids, Catholics half as likely as Protestants to value sermons, and 1 in 5 don’t usually feel God’s presence.
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