Last January, Christianity Explored Ministries (CEM) linked up with Prison Fellowship International (PFI) to develop the Prisoners Journey, a version of the course for use in prisons. Over the past 12 months it has been used in 103 prisons in 11 countries, including Nigeria, Australia, Singapore, Spain and Brazil.Read more
There was an electricity in the air that was palpable and it was clear to all present that something special was happening. Simply put, this was no ordinary workshop. God was very present among us and moving in a powerful way. As the workshop drew to a close, the Rev. Jay Baylor, co-host of the event, was moved to ask if there were any present who would like to work with him to form a diocesan-wide Evangelism committee. One-third of those present volunteered.Read more
As the titles (and recent Pew reports) suggest, millennials are dissatisfied with the Church and defecting at increasing rates. Many of the articles on the topic take one of two tacks: (1) induce a sense of alarm over millennials leaving the church; or (2) offer surefire strategies to get them back.Read more
It's just the latest milestone for the congregation, which split from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in a microcosm of the nationwide philosophical schism of the mid-2000s that saw congregations in the valley and around the country leave the Episcopal Church and align themselves with the Anglican Church.
The Anglicans differ over doctrinal issues including the interpretation of scripture, the ordination of women and gays and the blessing of same-sex unions.Read more
The building of St Paul's is in the heart of Ezbet al-Nakhl, a squatter district with over 500,000 people who emigrated from the poorer southern parts of Egypt to Cairo in hopes of a better life. But life in Ezbet al-Nakhl is only marginally better than in the rural areas of Egypt. In response, the Anglican Church began its ministry in Ezbet al-Nakhl, offering a variety of social programs.Read more
In recent years, a number of Afghan Muslims have been coming to faith in Christ in Iran and in the surrounding region through the ministry of Elam's Iranian churches. Most Afghans speak Persian (Farsi), because a major language in Afghanistan is Dari, which is derived from Persian.
Reasons for growth
According to Christian organization Operation World, the Iranian church is the fastest growing church in the world.Read more
I have been in the church for some time.
Long enough to see the era when the world was different from the church.
I saw the days when the world looked at the church with respect and reverence.
I saw the days when "born again" experience was the sincere bridge through which men cross from the world to the church.
I saw the days of "SU" revival when all truly converted people were so labelled by the world.
The point of religious voluntarism was that people could respond to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit to carry out Christian mission and service without being formally established by the church hierarchy. They looked for validation and recognition not from the bishops, but from other believers. At the start of CMS no bishops would ordain people to serve with CMS so CMS began with pastors from Germany.Read more
For a number of reasons, I believe that there are actually a few countries not normally considered "evangelical powerhouses" from which Christian movements may be sparked that could affect the global spread of the gospel.
I can't point to the particular place it might occur, but I believe I could point to the type of church culture in which revival could easily break out. I could also point to where, at least for a while, it's probably not going to happen--American church culture.Read more
"In an era where a pro-traditional marriage stance can close your business, drain your savings, and bury you in social media hate, every one of these churches in this last group takes an absolutist stance against gay marriage and the ordination of gay clergy. The currents of social change are flowing downstream and with them, a number of Christian churches, which perhaps coincidentally are also shrinking in size.Read more
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