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December News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Major Demographic Shift Underway in Christianity Scholars claim the biggest change in the history of Christianity is underway amid the religion's move to Africa, Latin America, and Asia. “The story of Christianity as a worldwide faith isRead more…

Ministry to the Partially Evangelized

The author shares principles for sharing the gospel with those who are partially evangelized, those who have been exposed to the Christian tradition but who haven’t experienced the transformative work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.Read more…

October/November News from around the World

CHINA: Church Leaders Released after Two Years After serving two years in Chinese labor camps, five leaders of the Linfen house church have been released. Although each experienced physical and psychological torment, all feel strong, experiencing “glory in the midstRead more…

September News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Bible Agencies Unite to Strengthen Ministry Impact Two Bible ministries with complementary missions have announced plans to merge. Bible League International (BLI) and the World Bible Translation Center (WBTC) both bring unique strengths: Bible League in BibleRead more…

Revising Good Plans for Yemeni Women

In her pursuit of the perfect strategy to share the gospel with Muslim women, the author nearly overlooked the second most important command Jesus gave us: to simply, but completely, love our neighbor.Read more…

August News from around the World

CHINA: Repeated Arrests of Christians Prompts Petition to Government Pastors from unregistered churches in China have lodged a petition with the Chinese government, calling for religious freedom and a peaceful resolution to an ongoing conflict involving one of Beijing’s largestRead more…

June/July News Briefs from around the World

BANGLADESH: Bibles for Street Preachers Twenty young Bangladeshi Christians are risking their lives by selling and handing out Christian literature on the streets, busses, and marketplaces in their cities. In the past 11 months they have distributed more than 500,000Read more…

Catalyzing Student Mission Movements

Although God is intently searching his entire Church, the Holy Spirit is focusing particular attention on the emerging generation of believers. How student volunteer movements are transforming people groups and nations.Read more…

Missional Global Partnerships

Where real partnership and collaborative ministry have taken place, it has often been occasioned by adverse contexts. The author shares four examples.Read more…

For Real?!

How one Muslim man’s faith in Jesus led increasing numbers of fellow Muslims in his community to also put their trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord.Read more…

May News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Bible.is App Expands Global Gospel Outreach by Adding Arabic Bible.is, the popular Bible app from the Audio Bible ministry Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH), is now available for use in Arabic. Spoken by more than 221 millionRead more…

April News from around the World

EGYPT: Army Fires Live Ammunition at Monastery The recent Egyptian uprising has left Coptic Orthodox monasteries exceedingly vulnerable, as the police who normally guard the monasteries have either deserted their posts or been redeployed to the cities. Exploiting the securityRead more…

March News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Wycliffe International Becomes Wycliffe Global Alliance Wycliffe International has a new name: Wycliffe Global Alliance. This new “doing business as” name, effective 1 February 2011, reflects organizational changes already underway and helps position Wycliffe for ongoing adaptability.Read more…

December News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Billy Graham Radio Program Turns Sixty One of Christian radio’s most beloved and longest-running programs hit the airwaves across the United States sixty years ago. “The Hour of Decision” with evangelist Billy Graham has grown into oneRead more…

September News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Eldon Barkman Serving as Interim President of JAARS Eldon “Butch” Barkman is serving as interim president of JAARS until a new president is chosen. David Reeves resigned in April 2010 as president of JAARS. Reeves and hisRead more…

August News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Living Water International Celebrates Twenty Years In 1990, a group of believers went on a mission trip to Kenya. When they came back, they began Living Water International (LWI), an organization now celebrating twenty years of bringingRead more…

June/July News from around the World

ALGERIA: Christians Stand Firm, Meet in Vandalized Church Even on an ordinary Sunday, it takes courage for Pastor Mustapha’s church to meet together. As Christians living in Algeria, many face daily pressure from their families and neighbors, as well asRead more…

May News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Training Essential for Global Church Growth India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal are areas of the world where being a Christian can cost you your life. However, many people are coming to Christ, and churches are growing atRead more…

April News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: GoBible Traveler Holds Entire Audio Bible The GoBible Traveler device is available in two new portable audio Bible editions, The GoBible Traveler and the Spanish GoBible Viajero. The GoBible Traveler is a lightweight, hand-held, portable device preloadedRead more…

March News from around the World

EGYPT: Large Christian Population Faces Many Threats The Christian population in Egypt is very large—estimated at six to nine million people, or between eight and twelve percent of the population. However, Egyptian Christians face discrimination in education, employment, and theRead more…

January/February News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Trans World Radio Changes Its Name to TWR Effective 18 November 2009, International Christian ministry Trans World Radio, a pioneer in media missions, changed its name to TWR. TWR has also adopted the positioning statement “Speaking HopeRead more…

October/November News from around the World

AFRICA: New Africa Regional Director Elected Filimao M. Chambo has been elected the new Africa regional director of the Church of the Nazarene. Chambo, a native of Mozambique and resident of South Africa, replaces Eugénio Duarte, who was recently electedRead more…

I Am Second

I am Second is a simple website with crisp, high-quality videos of people sharing how they found healing from past pain through the power of Jesus.Read more…

September News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Global Media Outreach Reaches a Milestone For the first time, Global Media Outreach (GMO) saw over one million people indicate decisions for Jesus Christ in a single month. In June 2009, 1,030,581 people indicated either a first-timeRead more…

Europe Today

Delegates of twenty-two countries took part in Hope for EuropeÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s Women in Leadership conference in Slovakia.Read more…

August News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Forum of Bible Agencies Launches “Find-a-Bible” The Forum of Bible Agencies International (IFOBA) recently launched a new website that gives easy access to scripture in more than three thousand languages. Find-a-Bible is the first centralized global resourceRead more…

Stories of Lament and Hope: Burundi Gathering

Nearly ninety Christian leaders from AfricaÌ¢‰â‰ã¢s Great Lakes region and the United States assembled in Burundi to discuss the social realities of Africa and the accompanying Christian response.Read more…

The Soul of Greater New York

With approximately 21.5 million people living within fifty miles of Times Square, Metropolitan New York has become a reflection of all the nations of the world.Read more…

July News from around the World

AFRICA: Increased Information Technology Capacity Critical for Bible Translation Work JAARS Africa area liaison Bill Mayes envisions a day when every Bible translation center on that continent can enjoy Web page retrieval rates of less than five seconds, as opposedRead more…

Christianity and Worldviews

Although some parts of a Christian worldview change depending upon time, place, culture, and language, other parts transcend all times and places.Read more…

June News from around the World

ANGOLA: Southern Baptists Respond to Effects of Severe Flooding Severe flooding hit southern Africa earlier this spring, and reports say the “situation is worse than last year.” About twenty-five thousand people in Angola have been displaced, and the Red CrossRead more…

May News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: World Vision International Names New President Kevin Jenkins, managing director of a Canadian investment firm and vice chair of the board of World Vision Canada, has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer of WorldRead more…

The Unseen Iraq

The historic revival taking place in Iraq exemplifies the great spiritual awakening occurring across the Middle East and the Muslim world.Read more…

Environmental Ethics

The Christian solution to the ecological crisis is not to equate humans with the creation, but to see their role as something very special in and even above creation.Read more…

April News from around the World

ARAB WORLD: HCJB Global Reaches More than One Million Households Weekly HCJB Global is now reaching more than one million Arab households weekly across the North Africa/Middle East region via radio broadcasts. HCJB Global's media strategy in the region hasRead more…

Eurasian Lausanne Consultation

Practicing evangelists, missiologists, church leaders, theologians, business leaders, and media representatives from Ukraine and Eurasia met in Kiev to discuss how to best reach people for Christ.Read more…

Hidden and Forgotten People

The Church has an outward mission (evangelization) and an inward mission (formation for the maturity of the integral life of the individual). The Lord is calling us to recognize and bring light to those who are forgotten and hurting.Read more…

March News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Religious Freedom on the Decline Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and now Kyrgyzstan have passed very restrictive religious laws, which all but force the evangelical Church into hiding. Unfortunately, the future for the evangelical Church in the former SovietRead more…

February News from around the World

ARABIAN GULF: Frontiers Begins New “Gap” Program Frontiers will soon begin a new “Gap” program in the Arabian Gulf. In the past, the program, which prepares new overseas workers through on-the-job training, has been held in northern Iraq. The newRead more…

January News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Military BibleSticks Successful Since July 2008, Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) has sent more than 7,600 Military BibleSticks to military chaplains around the world. The specially-designed devices are digital audio players pre-loaded with the Audio Drama NewRead more…

December News from around the World

AROUND THE WORLD: Trans World Radio Selects New President Trans World Radio (TWR) announced in October 2008 that Lauren Libby would serve as its new president and CEO. The decision was unanimous by TWR’s Board of Directors following a 6-monthRead more…

Getting to “Yes” Œ

Todayí¢ä‰å䋢s cities have abandoned the story that Jesus offers life for all. But God has sent you and me into our cities to offer Godí¢ä‰å䋢s í¢ä‰åñYes.í¢ä‰åŒRead more…

Persecution (Modern Ages)

Most of the persecution of Christians can be attributed to one of three groups: Islamic states, totalitarian secular states, and countries fighting Christian missionary work.Read more…

To Touch the King: Why We Minister to Those who Suffer

The Ì¢‰âÒleast of theseÌ¢‰âÂåÌ¢‰â‰۝the poor, the oppressed, the destitute and deranged, the orphans and the widowsÌ¢‰â‰۝are all the God of the universe in disguise. The authors shares a compelling story of how he found this to be true.Read more…

November News from around the World

BOLIVIA: Conflict and Violence Escalates while Bishops Call for Peace Roman Catholic bishops in Bolivia appealed to the country’s political leaders to bring an end to recent violence that has reportedly left several people dead and many others injured. Several regionsRead more…

God in a Box

What is real to you about God shapes your thoughts, values, and behavior, and even determines your eternal destiny.Read more…

October News from around the World

CHINA: American Christian Group Leaves after Airport Standoff In August 2008, Voice of America (VOA) reported Vision Beyond Borders (VBB) leader Pat Klein and three others spent twenty-six hours at Kunming airport waiting for officials to return more than threeRead more…

September News from around the World

AZERBAIJAN: Censorship Goes against Constitution Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations has denied that the required approval of all religious literature is censorship. Censorship, according to the leader of an Azeri religious community, violates the country’s constitution. ARead more…

Prepare the Way – Remove the Stones

The neglect of the imagination in life and faith has impoverished the Body of Christ. However, during the past few decades there has been a global renewal of interest in the arts and the imagination among believers.Read more…

News Briefs

AROUND THE WORLD: North Korea Tops World Watch List for Sixth Year For the sixth straight year, North Korea tops Open Doors’ World Watch List, which lists where persecution of Christians is the highest. Rounding out the top ten are:Read more…

The Productivity Myth

The truly effective and productive missionary is not the one with the largest organization, but the one whose precious and godly work of love survives into eternity.Read more…

New Briefs

AROUND THE WORLD: Christian Persecution Showing No Sign of Improvement According to the German yearbook, Martyrs 2007, at least one in ten Christians around the world suffers persecution. In Iraq alone, three in four Iraqi Christians have left their countryRead more…

News Briefs

AROUND THE WORLD: Gospel Communications Launches Volunteer Matching Site Gospel Communications is launching an online volunteer matching site in partnership with TechMission to match Christians with volunteer opportunities in ministries serving under-resourced communities. Potential volunteers can search over 2,200 volunteerRead more…

News Briefs

AROUND THE WORLD: WEA Joins with TOPIC The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) announced TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition) as its new global partner to work closely together for their common commitment to pastoral ministry. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, head ofRead more…

The Musseques of Luanda, Angola

The challenges in Angola’s shantytowns are seemingly endless: promiscuity, injustice, illness, lack of education, lack of drinkable water, unemployment…Read more…

WORLD NEWS

AROUND THE WORLD: Top Ten Places of Persecution According to a report from Minority Rights Group International, the top ten places where ethnic and religious minorities are persecuted are: Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan,Read more…

Reconciliation in World Evangelization

Our ministry is toward the reconciliation of broken persons to Christ as well as broken people groups to each other. And nowhere is reconciliation more needed than within the Church for the effective witness of the power of God to the world.Read more…

UNITED STATES

Christians continue to be martyred abroad, but few American believers are aware of how pervasive religious persecution is around the world. “Christians in this nation don't realize how fortunate they are to live in the US,” observes Jim Jacobson, presidentRead more…

UNITED STATES

Representing more than thirty countries around the world, some 102,000 people gathered 3-5 August 2007 in Anaheim, California, USA, for the annual Southern California Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie—an event that has been a fixture in Orange County since 1990.Read more…

UNITED KINGDOM

Hundreds of UK churches are expected to hold Micah Sunday 07 events this fall. Micah Sunday is an annual event which aims to galvanize the international Church family to act on behalf of the world’s poorest people. The theme ofRead more…

RWANDA

Three years ago, Antoine Rutayisire, African Enterprise Rwandan team leader, received a copy of The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. After reading it, he decided the Rwandan people should have the privilege of reading it in Kinyarwanda, their nativeRead more…

MALAYSIA

Representatives of Dusun-speaking churches attended the recent dedication of the revised Dusun Bible. Dusun is one of the main indigenous languages in the province of Sabah, northern Borneo. The first edition of the Bible in this language was launched inRead more…

INDIA

A Christian council in India has appealed to the governor of the state of Andhra Pradesh to halt legislation that would ban non-Hindu religious activity around the Hindu temple town of Tirupati. “This order is in total violation of bothRead more…

CHINA

For decades, the Chinese government has been denying the true extent of Chinese Christianity. In 2004, the government-backed Amity News Service put the number of Protestants at eighteen million. However, China Aid Association reported on 8 January 2007 that YieRead more…

CANADA

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has established the Centre for Research and Canadian Evangelicalism in order to enhance the effectiveness of ministry carried out by evangelicals in Canada and shed light on the character and role of Evangelicalism in Canada.Read more…

ZIMBABWE

With inflation exceeding 4,500 percent—some reports put the figure nearer eight thousand percent—currency no longer buys food and medical care in Zimbabwe. There is little food due to drought and poor harvests, and the collapse of civil infrastructure has meantRead more…

TAJIKISTAN

A new religion law in Tajikistan could make ministry difficult in that former Soviet bloc nation. Slavic Gospel Association’s (SGA) Joel Griffith says it could ban all unregistered religious activity. Griffith outlines some of the other restrictions: “Religiously-affiliated political partiesRead more…

SWAZILAND

“We are ready to assist the churches in their quest to regenerate morals in our society,” declared Sphiwe Ngwenya, executive secretary of the Bible Society in Swaziland, at a recent symposium held as part of celebrations to mark the tenthRead more…

SUDAN

In western Sudan, more than 200,000 people have died in the four-year Darfur region conflict between ethnic African rebels and pro-government militia. “Sadly, it is the civilians who suffer,” said Dr. Mwaya Wa Kitavi, Bible League’s associate director of AfricaRead more…

SOUTH ASIA

IBS-STL South Asia (formerly International Bible Society-South Asia) and STL (Send the Light) OM Books India announced plans for a strategic alliance to collaborate efforts to distribute the Bible and Christian resources throughout the subcontinent and surrounding territories. Both organizationsRead more…

NORTH KOREA

A new report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide has accused North Korea of international crimes, including crimes against humanity, and recommends that the United Nations establish a strong commission of inquiry. The report states that “there is a prima facie caseRead more…

KENYA

The Anglican Church of Kenya has appointed two bishops to oversee a group of clergy and congregations in the United States, amid continuing tensions between the Kenyan denomination and the US Episcopal (Anglican) Church over homosexuality. “The Anglican Church ofRead more…

KENYA

The general secretary of the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) has called on the movement to strengthen its ties to the Christian values upon which it was founded. “I believe this movement will go further if it continuesRead more…

CHINA

China Aid Association (CAA) confirms that a central government-directed campaign to expel suspected foreign missionaries has been ongoing since February 2007. According to reliable China Aid sources and collaborated reports by at least five different mission agencies, over one hundredRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Nearly four hundred Christian leaders met in Budapest, Hungary, recently for the Lausanne Bi-Annual International Leadership Conference. The weeklong conference was for the purpose of praying, planning and working together for the next Lausanne International Congress on World Evangelization (LausanneRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

According to a report carried by the Catholic News Agency (CNA), some 200 million Christians in sixty countries are at risk of suffering persecution. The report reveals that in the Sudan, for example, “thousands of Christians have been massacred andRead more…

UNITED STATES

Results from a LifeWay Research study of teenagers in the United States indicates that many teens are confused about what it takes to get to heaven. More than one thousand teens were surveyed in January and February 2007 by mailRead more…

UNITED STATES

Churches need to examine their old mission strategies and reshape them for the twentieth century, according to the Rev. Setri Nyomi, general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC. “Addressing this problem is at the heart of strengtheningRead more…

RUSSIA

The Russian Orthodox Church and an émigré church that broke ties in 1927 over a Russian church leader’s declaration of loyalty to the then-Soviet state have officially reunited at a ceremony in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. “Church divisionsRead more…

POLAND

Roman Catholic religious orders in Poland have taken to advertising to try and stem a decline in vocations. “The church has been advertising itself for two thousand years,” Dariusz Kowalczyk, the head of the Jesuit order in Poland, was quotedRead more…

PAKISTAN

Churches in Pakistan are urging the government to protect a Christian community facing threats from Islamic fundamentalists to either convert to Islam or shut their churches and migrate from their native villages in the North West Frontier Province. “The authoritiesRead more…

MALAYSIA

A Malaysian woman who converted to Christianity might be jailed for apostasy, or the rejection of her religion, after the Muslim-majority country’s highest court ruled that she does not have a constitutional right to convert from Islam to another religion.Read more…

INDIA

More than four thousand protesters took part in a rally in New Delhi, India, recently to demand that the Indian government acts to quell the recent increase in violence against Christians. The rally was called in response to two attacksRead more…

HONG KONG

Hong Kong Christians have launched their first manual to help combat domestic violence and church leaders have urged communities to renew their pastoral theology to support victims of the home scourge. “When the Church places too much emphasis on forgivenessRead more…

GERMANY

The leader of the mainline Protestant Churches in Germany, Bishop Wolfgang Huber, is deeply concerned about increasing threats to the lives of former Muslims who have embraced the Christian faith. There are congregations of former Muslims in Berlin, Huber's diocese,Read more…

AROUND THE WORLD

After sixteen years of serving as president of Asian Access, an evangelical mission organization that develops leaders and serves as a catalyst to multiply churches, the Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall, will step down on 30 September 2007 to devote full-timeRead more…

UNITED STATES

Individual congregants of sixty-five Christian denominations that reported financial information for publication gave an average of $713 to their church in calendar year 2005. That figure was reported in the seventy-fifth Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, published in MarchRead more…

UNITED STATES

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and the University of Wisconsin (UW) have reached an agreement that settles a lawsuit and fully restores recognition to InterVarsity’s student chapter at the UW-Superior (UW-S). The agreement also removes the threat of derecognition that has beenRead more…

SCOTLAND

A call for Christian mission work to promote “non-aggressive” evangelism and for traditional denominations to find new ways of working with Pentecostal and charismatic movements has been made by the World Council of Churches general secretary, the Rev. Samuel Kobia.Read more…

INDIA

The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) has called on the authorities to act immediately to restore the rule of law, following a number of attacks against Christians in recent weeks. The council urged state governments to clamp downRead more…

HAITI

After a two-year interruption due to widespread violence in the country, the Church of the Nazarene in Haiti resumed and completed eleven district assemblies in April. Final membership totals are not yet complete, but nearly every district showed growth. TwoRead more…

GABON

Senior government ministers have welcomed a proposal by the Bible Society of Gabon to launch the Good Samaritan program in order to help tackle the country’s escalating HIV/AIDS problem. The Society put forward the proposal last month following a callRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

As part of the Micah Challenge coalition, Christian leaders are calling on Western governments to stick to their promises on tackling global poverty. The call comes in the light of a report by the Africa Progress Panel, which was setRead more…

TOGO

The recent staging of the African Football Federation’s Under-17 Africa Cup tournament in Lomé provided an opportunity for the Bible Society of Togo and other Christian organisations to bring God’s Word to many sports fans. Teams and their supporters fromRead more…

TURKEY

The killing of three Christians at a religious publishing house in eastern Turkey has triggered strong condemnation by the United States and international church and advocacy groups. Twelve suspects have been linked to the killings of the three men, NecatiRead more…

WALES

The major contribution made by thousands of faith communities to Welsh society is to be quantified in the nation’s first faith audit. The audit, “Counting for our communities,” will survey the voluntary work carried out by faith communities for theRead more…

SOUTH AMERICA

Nearly one thousand leaders from Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela gathered in their respective countries as National Iberoamerica conferences sparked a renewed priority for evangelism and holiness. In addition to spending much time at the altar, people of all ages receivedRead more…

RUSSIA

A senior official of the Russian Orthodox Church has told attendees at a meeting in Moscow that human rights cannot be considered only from a secular standpoint, which he said often fails to take into account questions of morality, andRead more…

NIGERIA

Rev. Kefas Kane Mavula was elected bishop of the United Methodist Church in Nigeria 3 March 2007. Mavula’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Nigerian United Methodists, who have been experiencing rapid growth over the past decade. According toRead more…

MEXICO

More than sixty thousand people recently attended the three-day Festival of Life 2007 outreach in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of Chiapas, Mexico. Of these, more than six thousand people gave their lives to Christ. Nearly four hundred American ChristiansRead more…

INDIA

Despite opposition and threats of beatings, a team of seven women who are part of Gospel for Asia (GFA) Women’s Fellowship gave out fifty thousand tracts at the Kumbh Mela festival earlier this year. Coming to the Ganges River inRead more…

GREAT BRITAIN

The number of people in Britain going to church is falling rapidly and only one in ten adults attends church weekly even though fifty-three percent of adults or 26.2 million people in the United Kingdom identify themselves as Christian. ARead more…

EL SALVADOR

When an earthquake struck El Salvador in 2001, the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Santa Tecla was so badly damaged that it had to be torn down. But the congregation itself was not destroyed. Meeting in makeshift quarters, church membersRead more…

CHINA/ENGLAND

Increasing interest in Christianity among Chinese intellectuals is transforming China’s religious landscape, says Edmond Tang, an academic and consultant on China for British and Irish churches. “Today it is an open secret that Christian fellowships, a new kind of ‘houseRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Nearly 3.3 million Bible studies were completed worldwide during 2006 in areas with active Bible League ministry—that’s 376 every hour. Bible League provided 19.3 million scriptures in 2006—a twelve percent increase from 2005. Since 1938, the Bible League has providedRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Fifteen key organizations that work with the Persecuted Church around the world launched a global network in order to cooperate more intentionally together. Meeting in Amsterdam, Holland, the group formed the Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), with charter organizations that includeRead more…

Beyond Evangelism: Authentic Disciples

In our haste (which we could regard as commendable) to carry the gospel far and wide, in our urgency to Ì¢‰âÒreachÌ¢‰âÂå as many people as possible, evangelicals have been the most guilty of all in tragic gospel reductionism. However, here are seven strategies for change.Read more…

Personal Bible Reading

A large study in the United Kingdom asked ministers how many people read the Bible in their church personally outside of church attendance.Read more…

RUSSIA

Leaders from the Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Russia gathered recently to address the issue of unity among evangelicals in Russia. Participants not only discussed working together with different groups and denominations, but also addressed the differences between the olderRead more…

NORWAY

Approximately seventy people met on 2 December 2006 in Oslo, Norway to celebrate the official organization of the country's first Church of the Nazarene. Between thirty and fifty people now comprise the Portuguese-speaking congregation, which began as fifteen to twentyRead more…

INDONESIA

Leaders from the Christian Conference of Asia have concluded five days of celebrations in Indonesia for their fiftieth year as a grouping with one leader calling for stepped-up efforts by churches to fight corruption and nepotism in the region. “TheRead more…

COSTA RICA

The first Iberoamerican Wesleyan Women’s conference was held in February in San Jose, Costa Rica. Over two hundred women from thirteen different countries attended this event, including two women from Spain and four women from Equatorial Guinea, Africa. This eventRead more…

CHINA

There are 113,000 Internet cafes throughout China, serving over 123 million Internet users. Of this number, an estimated eighteen million of these users are under the age of eighteen. According to new governmental regulations, those under eighteen will not beRead more…

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Integrated Community Development International (ICDI) in Boali, Central African Republic, officially began broadcasting the gospel via shortwave with help from HCJB Global Voice. This is the country’s first privately-owned shortwave station, making Christian broadcasts available to most of the country’sRead more…

CHINA

With increasing restrictions within China, radio becomes an even more attractive means of gaining information from the outside world. Alliance Radio in Hong Kong continues to prepare and broadcast programs over Christian radio stations outside of China. Popular programs areRead more…

ARGENTINA

The Latin American Council of Churches, known under its Spanish acronym CLAI, has elected Panamanian Episcopal (Anglican) Bishop Julio Murray as its first black president in a tightly contested election. “I am very happy about this election,” said the Rev.Read more…

UNITED KINGDOM

The number of languages into which at least one complete book of the Bible has been translated reached 2,426 at the end of 2006, according to the United Bible Societies’ (UBS) 2006 Scripture Language Report. The report records each scriptureRead more…

UNITED KINGDOM

Plans to build the largest mosque outside of the Middle East are being made. The mega-mosque, which will be called the London Markaz, will be located on London’s east end. The land for the proposed mega-mosque now hosts a smallRead more…

SENEGAL

Operation Blessing International (OBI) recently built innovative micro-enterprise fish farms in Senegal. OBI hatched plans to help a local missionary build two more tilapia ponds, but this time with a twist: the side by side ponds will be fished notRead more…

LATVIA

A locally-produced Children’s Bible has hit the market in a country where, until now, most Children’s Bibles have been translations from other languages. The Bible is the culmination of a project launched several years ago by the Latvian Bible Society.Read more…

INDIA

Despite being a “secular democratic republic,” India is still “not a very safe place for its tiny Christian minority,” says a report released by a top official in the All India Christian Council (AICC). The Christian community faced at leastRead more…

INDIA

Christian groups in India have lambasted the passage of an anti-conversion bill in northern Himachal Pradesh state, ruled by the secular India National Congress party, as pandering to a small minority of hardline Hindu nationalists. The ecumenical All India ChristianRead more…

INDIA

The International Bible Society pioneered the first prose literature ever written in the Awadhi language by completing the first Awadhi translation of the Bible. More than fifty native scholars in northern India worked for twelve years to accurately translate the language,Read more…

GERMANY

Faced with a dwindling church membership and growing secularization, the mainline Protestant churches in Germany are launching one of the most radical reforms in recent history. The former “people’s church” in Martin Luther’s home country has suffered continuous losses sinceRead more…

CHINA

Using the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as a platform, a United States commission on religious freedom has called for increased international pressure on China to end its intolerance of religious expression. Felice Gaer, chairperson of the US Commission on InternationalRead more…

CHINA

Amity Bible printing press in China is planning to move to a new site. On a visit to Nanjing, China last fall, Daniel Willis, CEO of Bible Society NSW, inspected the new site for the Amity Printing Press. “At theRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

The International Bible Society (IBS), one of the world’s largest translators and distributors of scripture, and Send the Light (STL), one of the world’s largest distributors of Christian literature, have merged. The new organization, IBS-STL, has operations in the UnitedRead more…

COTE D’IVOIRE

On 1 January 2007, the United Bible Societies began the next stage of an ambitious project designed to bring God’s word into the homes and workplaces of many residents of Côte d’Ivoire who have little knowledge of the Bible. OnRead more…

Cí€äóTE D’IVOIRE

On 1 January 2007, the United Bible Societies began the next stage of an ambitious project designed to bring God’s word into the homes and workplaces of many residents of Côte d’Ivoire who have little knowledge of the Bible. OnRead more…

IRAQ

Kurdish Surani-speakers in northern Iraq are to receive scripture calendars in their own language for the first time, thanks to an initiative by the Bible Society in Lebanon. The Society has published twenty-thousand scripture calendars in the language for theRead more…

UNITED KINGDOM

Delegates at the Global Connections’ conference in December in Swanwick, Derbyshire, UK heard how mission is central to God’s very nature. Conference speaker Clive Calver said that our Lord is a sending GodÌ¢‰â‰۝the Father sent the Son, the Son sentRead more…

SWEDEN

The Lutheran Church of Sweden, the national church and the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden, the country’s second largest denomination, have celebrated the signing of an ecumenical agreement at a service in Uppsala Cathedral. In terms of their agreement Ì¢‰âÒtheRead more…

ROMANIA

An increasing number of European churches are beginning to understand the role of Christian media in reaching the unchurched in Romania and Europe. To provide adequate training in the use of Christian television, Alfa Omega TV reports that in conjunctionRead more…

NIGERIA

The much publicized, long-awaited Jesus 50 Million People March took place 26 December 2006 in all thirty-six states of Nigeria and 774 local government areas spread across the country. Over forty thousand Christians converged at designated zones all over theRead more…

NETHERLANDS

Russia’s Orthodox Church has bought a Roman Catholic church and monastery in the Netherlands and plans to turn them into the largest Orthodox complex outside Russia. Ì¢‰âÒMany churches have had to close here, especially in suburban areas, and all kindsRead more…

LEBANON

After years of satellite and shortwave broadcasting into the North Africa/Middle East Region, HCJB World Radio recently had the opportunity to show God’s love through its healthcare ministry, responding to the aftermath of the war between Israel and Hezbollah inRead more…

INDIA

More than two years after a tsunami devastated communities around the Indian Ocean, the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to help build hundreds of houses for tsunami survivors in Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. In India’s Tamil Nadu state, MCCRead more…

CHINA

A research team was formed by Shaanxi provincial China Christian Council/Three Self Patriotic Movement to carry out an investigation on the situation of grassroots level churches. In August 2006, the research team, made up of three vice presidents of theRead more…

BELGIUM

European church leaders meeting in Brussels have called for a dialogue with other religions about the future of Europe, while underlining the need for the process of European integration to be based on shared values and a common vision. Ì¢‰âÒAsRead more…

AUSTRALIA

The newly published Business Bible was launched by Bible Society NSW 12 December 2006 in Sydney. The Business Bible is a new edition of the Good News New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs, with personal testimonies from leading Christian business peopleRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Members of thirty-two minority language groups worldwide received God’s word in their own heart languages for the first time in 2006 thanks to a long-standing partnership between Bible League and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Ì¢‰âÒSome of those we are reaching haveRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Although translation work among Wycliffe Bible Translators has been progressing faster than ever (more than 2,200 languages have at least some of the Bible in their language), at least three thousand languages still need the good news translated into theirRead more…

UNITED STATES

The Disaster Response Office of Habitat for Humanity International recently rolled out its newest program, the Disaster Corps. The program seeks to provide increased support for disaster affected Habitat affiliates by engaging baby boomer generation volunteers with professional and skilledRead more…

MALI

After more than fifteen years of work by many translators and collaborators, missionaries in Mali announced that the New Testament is now available in the Maasina Fulfulde language. This will make the gospel story accessible for the first time toRead more…

IRAN

For the first time, 24-hour Persian Christian radio is available anywhere in the world. The new Persian-language website Radio Mojdeh (Mojdeh means Ì¢‰âÒgood newsÌ¢‰âÂå in Persian) and a 24-hour Internet radio service have recently been launched. The website, www.radiomojdeh.com, includesRead more…

INDIA

The number of missionaries in India has increased over sixty-seven percent in the last five years, said the country’s Minister of State for Planning, M. V. Rajasekharan. At the same time the Minister said that according to the World Bank’sRead more…

INDIA

Christian groups in India are mourning the killing of a prominent Christian worker who had converted from Islam and who was shot dead at a bus stop in front of his home in the state Kashmir. The Global Council ofRead more…

JAPAN

Theologians from Korea and Japan, Korea’s colonizer in the first half of the twentieth century, have begun a dialogue in search of Ì¢‰âÒan Asian theology that can act to reconcile, and that goes beyond nationalism in both countries.Ì¢‰âÂå The two-dayRead more…

CYPRUS

Arab Vision is drawing up plans to produce Iraqi television programs by early 2007. These programs will be made by Iraqi Christians themselves in their own Iraqi Arabic dialect. They will focus on sharing the gospel of peace with theirRead more…

CHECHEN REPUBLIC

After standing in ruins for more than a decade, the only Russian Orthodox church in Chechnya’s capital has been restored. The consecration of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Grozny was led by Bishop Feofan of Stavropol andRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Individuals on Christian college campuses, local church college ministries, mobilization ministries and others passionate about getting this generation on fire for Jesus Christ will be taking part in the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting from 22 January to 12Read more…

Aspen Glow

LWP co-publisher Lon Allison reflects on the life of Dr. Mel Lorentzen and the importance of being an “aspen-leader.”Read more…

Into Their World…The Jula of Mali

Even with a strong sense of clan loyalty, honesty and obedience, ninety-nine percent of the Jula of Mali still lack one thing: a relationship with Jesus Christ.Read more…

ROMANIA

The Apostolic Church of God in Romania recently celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Pentecostal Theological Institute in Bucharest, the church’s primary training school for ministers. The school opened in 1976 when Romania was still under theRead more…

THAILAND

A team of fifty volunteers and Asia Challenge Teams workers in northeast Thailand recently traveled to three rural areas unreached with the gospel. Over one thousand people attended three days of makeshift clinics and no one was turned away. BesidesRead more…

SCOTLAND

The first ordained woman to be named to the top position of the Church of Scotland says she hopes to promote Christian unity during her year in office. “I will definitely be focusing on Christian denominations. That will be theRead more…

POLAND

The general assembly of the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) and the European Evangelical Missionary Alliance recently launched the Polish Evangelical Alliance‘s (PEA) Ì¢‰âÒYear of Evangelical Christians in Poland,Ì¢‰âÂå with a firm belief that there is still great hope for ChristianityRead more…

INDIA

Bless Bihar Conference 2006 was held in Siwan 26-29 October 2006. More than four hundred delegates attended. Every day, after the morning worship the participants were separated into three different groups as workers, believers and Sunday school children. Classes forRead more…

ECUADOR

Despite that fact that officials of the stadium in Quito scheduled a soccer game for the same night as the 21-23 September 2006 Franklin Graham Festival was to start, more than fourteen thousand people gave their lives to Christ atRead more…

CHINA

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says he believes that in some regions in China the percentage of the population attending church on Sundays is as large as or even larger than that in most western European countries. “The astonishing andRead more…

AUSTRALIA

Church leaders in Tasmania, Australia, announced that they would run the first statewide Ì¢‰âÒJesus. All about lifeÌ¢‰âÂå (JAAL) campaign in September/October 2007. JAAL, developed by Bible Society NSW, was held in Adelaide in August 2005 and in Canberra in March/AprilRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Dr. Jim Montgomery, founder of Dawn Ministries and a missionary for OC International, passed away 29 October 2006 after a prolonged bout with cancer. Montgomery and his wife joined OC in April 1958; they spent four years in Taiwan andRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Lowell Nelson Reed was recently named the new international director for Action International Ministries (ACTION), a position he officially takes up 9 March 2007. Reed, currently the associate international director and Southeast Asia regional coordinator for ACTION, will be succeedingRead more…

An Overview of Eastern Africa

Saddled with debt and riddled with corruption, the countries in Eastern Africa today are broken and impoverished, with half to three-quarters of their people living in poverty.Read more…

NIGERIA

President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to turn to God if the country is to overcome intractable problems that have bedevilled Africa’s most populous nation for nearly forty-six years. “We have come out of the dark past and as weRead more…

JAPAN

According to one of Asia’s leading exponents of liturgical music, despite their long-standing preference for Western melodies and words, Asian Christians need to learn to use traditional cultural elements to enrich their hymns. “The great majority of Asian Christians haveRead more…

HUNGARY

Over 5,300 Hungarians from fifteen countries attended the third Hungarian Baptist World Assembly in Debrecen 4-6 August 2006. Over eight hundred non-Baptist guests attended the meeting as well. Speakers for the event included Kalman Meszaros, president of the Baptist UnionRead more…

FRANCE

A report presented to French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy has sparked controversy by proposing to amend the country’s strict laws separating church and state by allowing local authorities to finance the construction of new places of worship. The proposal drawnRead more…

AUSTRALIA

Three indigenous Bible translation projects, started through the support of Bible Society in Australia (BSiA), are continuing through private donations and individual church support. The projects are in Nyoongar, southwest Western Australia; Dhurga at Mogo near Bateman’s Bay NSW andRead more…

AFRICA

Christians in Africa need to develop their own theology instead of copying Western theology, which is influenced by rationalism, said Joe Kapolyo, a theologian from Zambia, to participants at the annual meeting of the German Association of Evangelical Missions (AEM)Read more…

AROUND THE WORLD

The number of persecuted Christians is on the rise worldwide, according to Professor Thomas Schirrmacher, director of the Religious Liberty Commission of the German Evangelical Alliance. Three in four cases of severe persecution are targeted at Christians and at leastRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) will be held 12 November 2006. Some countries will pray one Sunday earlier or one Sunday later but 12 November is the most common day for IDOP in the world,Read more…

UNITED STATES

The July 2006 merger of Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment (ACMC) and Caleb Project has resulted in Initiative360Ì¢‰â‰۝Take it Global, a new organization which seeks to further the kingdom of Jesus Christ by serving the missions interests of believers andRead more…

UNITED STATES

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), a faith-based, non-profit ministry that serves missions around the world with aviation, communications and technology, recently dedicated its new training and mobilization headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, USA. The MAF previous headquarters was in Redlands, California. FoundedRead more…

UNITED STATES

In a historic moment for the Wesleyan North American General Conference, Distrito Hispano Suroeste de La Iglesia Wesleyana (Southwest Hispanic District of The Wesleyan Church) was formally launched as the denomination’s thirty-fourth district organization. It is also the first Spanish-languageRead more…

SRI LANKA

The first women priests in Sri Lanka’s Anglican Church say their ordination is a dream come true. “I have no words to describe my joy,” the Rev. Chandrika Mayurawathie, one of the first three women ordained in September into theRead more…

UNITED STATES

The World Missions Atlas Project and its partners, in cooperation with the greater missions community, have released the new “Global Status of Evangelical Christianity” wall map. The map illustrates the status of evangelical Christianity and church planting based upon theRead more…

RUSSIA

In order to confront the growing HIV/AIDS crisis in Russia, Christian organizations Tearfund (UK) and Russian Ministries (US) will hold the “HIV & AIDS Forum of Good Practice and Networking” 15-17 November 2006 at the Moscow Christian Center in Moscow,Read more…

PAKISTAN

A bishop in Pakistan has renounced his nationality in protest against discrimination and hatred he says is suffered by the minuscule Christian minority in the world’s second largest Muslim nation. “In Pakistan, Christians, including me, are facing extreme hate, discriminationRead more…

MEXICO

Nearly six hundred Bible League-trained Mexican church planters recently gathered in Mexico City for a congress to discuss what God has done through their ministries. The congress brought together church planters who have been trained over the past eleven years.Read more…

CZECH REPUBLIC

Representatives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Evangelical Alliance met in dialogue 8-11 August 2006 on the campus of the International Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Prague, Czech Republic. Although informal contacts had occurred during the past fiftyRead more…

CANADA

Statistics from the 2001 Canadian census indicate that the growth of religions such as Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in that country are far surpassing both Protestant Christianity and Roman Catholicism and that Canada is indeed a great mission field. BetweenRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Ì¢‰âÒThe future of the Church could be under threat unless biblical illiteracy among young people is not urgently addressed,Ì¢‰âÂå a group of Christian evangelical agencies have warned. Although young people may have well-rehearsed arguments outlining Christian responses to social andRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

The global website for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP, www.idop.org) will open 12 October 2006, one month before the IDOP Day 12 November. Some countries will pray one Sunday earlier or one Sunday later butRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Global Mapping International (GMI) has released The Peoples of the Buddhist World CD-ROM, a prayer guide for the peoples of the Buddhist world. It was designed for Christians, educators, churches and missionaries concerned with better understanding and praying for theRead more…

An Overview of Central Asia

Central Asia has also sometimes also called Middle Asia or Inner Asia. Over time it has meant the land from Iran to Mongolia. Today it usually is used to refer to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran. TheRead more…

CZECH REPUBLIC

Representatives of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church and the World Evangelical Alliance met in dialogue 8-11 August 2006 on the campus of the International Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Prague, Czech Republic. Although informal contacts had occurred during the pastRead more…

UNITED STATES

Dan Brokke was recently named president and CEO of Bethany International. He replaces Dave Hicks, who stepped down after five years of service. In his new position Brokke has placed a priority on the expansion of Bethany College of MissionsRead more…

CHINA

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, is set to visit China 8-23 October 2006. The visit is at the invitation of the senior leadership of the post-denominational Protestant churches in China. Dr. Williams’ trip will include visits to citiesRead more…

SOUTH KOREA

The Rev. John C.A. Barrett of the British Methodist Church is the new chairperson of the World Methodist Council, which includes churches in 132 countries. Barrett was elected by the council and installed at the 24 July closing worship serviceRead more…

IRAN

The only Christian player in Iran’s national soccer team was named “Christian star of the World Cup” in a poll undertaken by a Dutch ecumenical Christian group. Andranik Teymourian, a 23-year-old midfielder, received 31.3 percent of votes in the onlineRead more…

INDIA

Christian groups have decried changes to laws said to enshrine “freedom of religion” by legislators in India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh, ruled by the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), a party opponents describe as having a Hindu nationalist agenda. UnderRead more…

CZECH REPUBLIC

The Brno Sports Blitz, the largest event that the Majak Ministry Center has ever hosted, took place 8-18 June. Eighty-three student athletes, coaches and support staff from several colleges in the US converged in Brno. After two days of intensiveRead more…

CHINA

China’s official media has confirmed that two people have been arrested after reports that about three thousand Christians in eastern China’s Zhejiang province clashed with police over the demolition of a church building for a denomination not officially recognized byRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Thanks to volunteer knitters from the United States and abroad, more than 250,000 impoverished children around the world now enjoy the comfort and warmth of handmade sweaters. World Vision has partnered with Guideposts magazine in its “Knit for Kids” sweaterRead more…

NAMIBIA

The Salvation Army has announced that it is to return to Namibia in November after a 67-year absence from the formerly South African-administered territory. “We feel our caring ministry will make great contributions in such areas as caring for theRead more…

An Overview of South Asia

(Editor’s Note: Our Peoples of the World section consist of three parts: an overview of a specific region of the world, a deeper look into the least-reached peoples of this area and a focus on a specific unreached people group.Read more…

NEW ZEALAND

Mark Brown, national director for Scripture Union in New Zealand, has been appointed chief executive officer of the Bible Society in New Zealand. Brown will start his post in the early part of 2007. He is succeeding Colin Reed, whoRead more…

INDIA

Week-long celebrations were held in July in Chennai to mark the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the first Protestant missionary to India. “The arrival of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg in Tranquebar in 1706 no doubt marked a remarkable change in theRead more…

An Overview of Northeast/East Asia

(Editor’s Note: Our new Peoples of the World section will consist of three parts: an overview of a specific region of the world, a deeper look into the least-reached peoples of this area and a focus on a specific unreachedRead more…

GERMANY

In the face of declining income and loss of members, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), the country’s main Protestant umbrella, is proposing sweeping organizational changes, including cutting the number of pastors by a quarter over the next twenty-five years.Read more…

SPAIN

Nearly 450 Mennonites from ten different countries attended the 2006 Mennonite European Regional Conference 25-28 May in Barcelona. Ì¢‰âÒFreedom is Commitment: Living the Will of God,Ì¢‰âÂå the theme of this year’s gathering, was the first time in its thirty-year historyRead more…

SCOTLAND

Dr. Fred Drummond, who has served as a Church of Scotland minister in Perth for fifteen years, began his post as head of the Scottish Evangelical Alliance 1 July. Concerned that Scotland is becoming an increasingly fragmented society, Drummond hopesRead more…

NIGERIA

A new bachelor of arts translation degree program has been launched by the Theological College of Northern Nigeria to train Africans for Bible translation. Dr. David Crozier, a Wycliffe Bible Translator member, is serving as head of the college’s BibleRead more…

MIDDLE EAST

The number of people responding to SAT-7 broadcasts in the Middle East is up two hundred percent from 2005. Much of this is the result of Ì¢‰âÒA Very Happy Marriage,Ì¢‰âÂå a program which encourages husbands and wives to dialogue withRead more…

LATIN AMERICA

Latin America Library Services (LALS), a ministry under the support of Assemblies of God World Missions, recently posted its new bilingual website, which offers valuable resources for Bible school librarians, administrators, pastors and missionaries. The bilingual format serves both SpanishRead more…

JAPAN

The Christian population in Japan has remained at around one percent of the country’s population since 1549, when Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier arrived, says a professor of the sociology of religion at Tokyo’s Roman Catholic Sophia University. “But the youngRead more…

JAMAICA

Rev. Karl Johnson, general secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union, was elected president of the Jamaica Council of Churches, the largest and most prominent ecumenical body in the country. Johnson succeeds Rev. Philip Robinson, a Methodist. Johnson is also chairRead more…

EUROPE

Ted Noble, president of Greater Europe Mission (GEM), has announced that he will step down from the post effective June 2007. Noble has served in this position since 1992 after serving for four years as executive vice president of FoodRead more…

ASIA

Royal Rangers, an Assemblies of God ministry for boys, is experiencing growth in Asian Pacific countries such as Malaysia, which has twenty outposts, and Singapore, which has eleven outposts. Jim Guneratnam, national Royal Rangers program coordinator for Malaysia, contributes theRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

Caleb Project, a ministry which creates materials, programs and curricula for those involved in mission, and ACMC (Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment), a ministry which uses conferences, consultation and resources to equip local churches for outreach, have joined forces. TheRead more…

AROUND THE WORLD

This year marks several significant missions anniversaries, says missions expert Paul Borthwick. One hundred years ago the Azusa Street Revival in California, USA, began. This launched the modern Pentecostal movement. Two hundred years ago the Haystack Prayer Meeting was heldRead more…

AFRICA

After nearly five years in the making, the first Bible commentary to be produced in Africa by African scholars has been published. The African Bible Commentary (ABC) is a two thousand-page commentary that includes a section-by-section interpretation of the BibleRead more…

Prayer and Revival

When we look at the history of revival there is one common denominator: there was some person or some group of people praying and agonizing to birth the revival.Read more…

Haystack 2006

The Haystack Prayer Meeting in 1806 on the Williams College campus (Massachusetts, USA) is still impacting the worldwide student missions movement.Read more…