"This is such a dark place."
The irony stopped me in my tracks. The speaker was Jonas Kouassi-Zessia, an African émigré to Europe who had planted a church there.
In the 19th and 20th centuries Europe – and America – was sending missionaries to Africa. Europeans and Americans referred to Africa as the "Dark Continent." Now, in the eyes of an African Christian leader, it was Europe shrouded in darkness. more >>
As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Adoniram and Ann Judson's sailing from Salem, Massachusetts to India and later Burma, we are not merely celebrating a critical early event in the North American Mission Movement. We celebrate the life of a devoted follower of Christ whose life and ministry personified the long-term impact of endurance, perseverance, and tenacity.
To begin, however, join me on a ministry trip to Burma (Myanmar) several years ago. Under the auspices of the World Evangelical Alliance and the Myanmar Evangelical Fellowship, my wife and I traveled to Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma) to speak to youth and youth workers.
To connect our trip with missions history, we decided to re-read the biography of Adoniram Judson, pioneer to Burma, during our trip. Judson and his wife, Nancy (also called Ann) Hasseltine Judson, went out as one of the first North American missionaries, sailing in 1812 from Massachusetts. more >>
The director of last Super Bowl's Doritos commercial, "Sling Baby," that won the Facebook USA Today Ad Meter's number one rating out of all ads for the NFL's premier event, said keeping his film work true to his Christian values is his ultimate goal.
After discussing his winning commercial, which was also rated by Neilson as "Most Liked" and "Most Remembered," to those attending a break-out session of the Biola Media Conference over the weekend, Kevin T. Willson sat down with The Christian Post to discuss filmmaking from a Christian perspective.
He said that although it was important to include an element of surprise or shock in a commercial it was not necessary to be crude. more >>
A Baptist student group that initially filed for registration at Vanderbilt University for the upcoming semester has changed course and has opted instead to refuse recognition due to Vanderbilt's "all-comers" policy.
Baptist Collegiate Ministries of Vanderbilt was originally set to remain a recognized religious student organization. Randy Davis, executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, told The Christian Post that the reason for the course reversal was a better understanding of what BCM was agreeing to in working under a policy that requires groups to extend membership and leadership positions to all, including those who do not share the group's beliefs, goals and values.
"Now if it was just we understand the policies of, that would be one thing, but to abide by it means to adopt as your own," said Davis. more >>
Every once in awhile I get an e-mail that blows me away. This is one of them. Take a few minutes to read it and you'll be blown away as I was. This is a very well-written, funny and, at times, heart-wrenching story that will encourage you to share the good news with those around you…
"Good morning. Or evening. Or day. Or whatever it is where you are by the time you read this. My name is Katie, 17 years old….I'm actually not quite sure why I'm writing this. I'm sure that you get hundreds, thousands of emails just like this one every day. I'm not even sure that you'll read this. But I felt like you should know how these Dare2Share conferences are changing lives, even after y'all have packed up and moved on.
But I should probably start a little bit at the beginning, so you know where I'm coming from. And it would show how cool God is. For real. more >>
For months, Republican leaders fretted because Mitt Romney's rivals wouldn't leave the playing field. Now the concern is that they won't play ball. Newt Gingrich's long march out of the GOP presidential race ended Wednesday, after a week of in-person and videotaped announcements of his bid's imminent end. Still, he withheld a promised endorsement of Mr. Romney until he can take the stage once more with the presumed nominee at his side. Rick Santorum, has also withheld his endorsement since he dropped out of the race last month.
US diplomats in China say the blind dissident Chen Guang-cheng left the American embassy in Beijing and he admitted he'd been hiding there for nearly a week. He was confined to his home after serving four years in prison, apparently over his legal advocacy for what he called victims of abusive practices such as forced abortions by China's family planning officials.
Today is the U.S. National Day of Prayer, but not to be outdone, two groups of atheists are promoting the National Day of Reason. The American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition of America, joined forces for atheist Americans to celebrate "reason," as opposed to prayer. Maggie Ardiente, director of Communications for the American Humanist Association said, "The National Day of Prayer demeans millions of Americans who believe that reason, not prayer, is the way to solve the country's problems.," However, the National Day of Prayer website says the day is neither exclusively Christian or political. more >>