What traditions are related to Ascension Day? In Germany Father's Day, Vatertag, is generally celebrated on the same date as traditionally in the 18th century prizes were awarded to father's after Ascension Day parades in rural areas. … [Read more...] about Ascension Day 2018 is today – what is the meaning behind the date and how is it marked by Christians?
In the wake of the release of a new white paper on “religious freedom,” Beijing has ordered bibles and other Christian books removed from online bookstores across China, sparking a wave of complaints. In the absence of any official government statement explaining why the bible has been removed from online bookshops, the most common theory has been that a new, state-approved translation is in the works that will square with Chinese socialist ideology. … [Read more...] about China Pulls Bibles from Online Bookstores in Crackdown on Christianity
“Those of us who still identify as white evangelicals and don’t support white Christian nationalism need to lift up the voices of evangelicals of color and lift our own voices up to say that being a follower of Jesus means rejecting Christian nationalism and embracing care for the most vulnerable and the image of God in everyone,” Wallis said. … [Read more...] about Researchers Discover Common Thread Among Christians Who Voted For Trump
I think unless we do something with effect, Christians around the world have a future, but it’s going to be a bleak future for many of them. It turns out that the persecuted Christians somehow find even more commitment in their faith and become even more numerous. In contrast to what’s happening in Western societies where they’re privileged to practice their faith any way they want. … [Read more...] about Frank Gaffney: World’s Christians Facing ‘Bleak Future’ Without U.S. Christians’ Support
Evangelicals believe the Bible to be the Holy Spirit-inspired, inerrant, Word of God. The Word and will of God are synonymous, and thus Israel is the only nation created by a sovereign act of God. In Genesis 13, God told Abraham, “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are … for all the land which you see I will give to you and your descendants forever.” This covenant is repeated twenty-two times in the Scripture. … [Read more...] about Pastor John Hagee: Why Evangelicals Stand with Israel — The Principles of Christian Zionism