Community involvement should not be merely an afterthought in church ministry or even one of its aspects. Serving the community lies at the heart of everything the church is and does, according to pastor Ed Delph of Church@Community.
Live God's message of forgiveness. This was the call given to nearly 100 Christian members of the legal fraternity gathered Friday evening at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Singapore for the Annual Dedication Service of the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship (LCF).
Do faith and reason conflict? Renowned Indonesian evangelist Stephen Tong addressed the age-old debate head-on Thursday at a preaching session at the National University of Singapore.
College and university students are critical to bringing the Gospel within reach of every individual, according to American world mission leader Ryan Shaw.
"There is a deep cry in the human spirit for something outside themselves, for help outside themselves, for meaning outside themselves," veteran trainer Ron Kallmier said.
"Once you step into [gambling], whether you are winning or … losing, your mind will start changing, your personality will be affected," said a retired Methodist pastor.
The problem today is that many Christians have become too familiar and comfortable with the Gospels, a New Testament professor lamented.
Professed Christians causing and bringing about conflict is much more than a matter of religious hypocrisy, according to New Testament Professor Rikk Watts.
The all-too-familiar evangelical message is that the world is in trouble and churches need to help. Singapore pastor Tony Yeo, however, thinks the reverse is true.
As vital as missions is, it is but a means to a greater end: the worship of God. Indeed someday at the throne of God there will be no missions, said music missionary Ron Man.
The use of arts will greatly impact the work of evangelism and discipleship, said an Arlington, Texas, professor. Stan Moore noted that a large majority of students in many of his seminary classes came to faith through music.
Hundreds of thousands of lives are swept away in a massive tsunami. Six million people are murdered for their race. Is it sensible to believe in God amid such suffering?
Every Sunday, the Anglican Church of Nigeria gathers 20 million people in worship of Jesus Christ. Much of the growth of the church occurred during the last two decades.
The faith of most Christians, even that of many pastors, will not stand up to intellectual scrutiny, according to renowned apologist Josh McDowell.
Contrary to many reports, Christians in Malaysia are not fighting for the use of the word "Allah." The word has been as much a part of the languages of indigenous Christians as it has been for Muslims.
The president of a well-known Indonesian conglomerate shared his strategy for coping with the global financial meltdown. "I think as Christians, we should know what the purpose of life is," he said.
Ministry staff working with North Korean Christians do not expect a change in government policies and practices that persecute believers amid ongoing speculation about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and rumors of an internal power struggle.
International Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio has concluded a six-month search for a new president with the ministry board's unanimous selection of a senior management staff member from the para-church ministry Navigators.