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Gleanings: Jan/Feb 2020
Evangelicals align against Evo Morales Evangelical leaders say it was spiritual warfare that ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales, who stepped down in October amid protests against electoral fraud. The Secretary General of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance said prayer woke the country up,...
The New Face of Medical Missions
The missionary physicians of the 21st century will be Africans— and US missions agencies couldn’t be happier. As the rainy season nears an end in Africa’s Rift Valley, the boys harvesting avocados start falling out of trees. If a boy breaks a bone, he may go to Kibuye Hope, a rural...
US Religion Census Maps Changing Churches, Declining Denominations
The 2020 project shows shifting complexity of organized religion. Church historians, sociologists, and statisticians are going county by county, denomination by denomination, group of believers by group of believers, to compile the most complete record of organized religion in the country: the...
Killing Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters
Why did we turn on the Jews so quickly? And what do we do about it now? The custom of circumcising the flesh … was given to you [Jews] as a distinguishing mark…. The purpose of this was that you and only you might suffer the afflictions that are now justly yours; that only your...
Give Thanks: US Christians’ Top Thanksgiving Verse and Hymn
We’re called to offer our thanksgiving in all circumstances—but we're especially likely to when it’s a national holiday. When President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving celebrations official in the US he directed the country to “gratefully acknowledge” God and offer...
Give Us This Day Our Daily Catch
With the oceans no longer teeming with life, scientists and missionaries alike challenge Christians to faithfulness in the face of daunting odds. Last month, the United Nations released a sobering report about the state of the earth’s oceans. The 1,200-page document, issued by the...
When the Shepherds Spy on the Sheep
In communist East Germany, the church was supposed to be a refuge from the government’s godlike gaze. But the secret police managed to bribe and flatter their way in. Among the many plans for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the augmented reality MauAR app offers users a...
Should Lebanon’s Christians Join Protests? Viral Sermons Argue Yes and No.
Confrontation at protest site forces evangelical faith from the pulpit to the public square. Does a revolution need a leader? As the rocks rained down near the tent of Ras Beirut Baptist Church’s effort to discuss the question, suddenly the faith of the Christians gathered there was put to...
Palestinian Evangelicals Gain Official Recognition
As Trump administration changes US policy on Jewish settlements, Palestinian council head urges prayer for all. After 12 years of waiting, evangelicals in Palestine now claim they have greater civil rights than their fellow believers in the Holy Land. Earlier this month, the president of the...
How PEPFAR Galvanized Christians in the Fight to Eradicate AIDS
And why advocates say US commitment to the cause cannot let up now. On the 32nd commemoration of World AIDS Day, Christian groups remember their role in leveraging political will to create a transformative global public-private partnership that has shaped the trajectory of AIDS pandemic. Last...
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