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The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did

And other facts about Bible translation that transformed the world. At the very beginning of the Reformation, the only Bible available was the Latin Vulgate, the Bible Jerome had produced in Latin in A.D. 380. It included both a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament, plus Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of […]

John the Baptist and Baptism (Theology for Life)

Hosted by Drs Ed Stetzer and Lynn Cohick In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk about John the Baptist and different baptismal traditions. How should we view baptism, and what do we find in Scripture? What’s happening in baptism? And what’s the role of repentance in baptism? Dr. Lynn Cohick is […]

The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities

The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others. For a week now, I’ve been tracking live online maps of Northern California. The blue dot representing our house is in the “fire watch” zone. We are not in immediate danger but close enough to know many people who are—and close enough that […]

Chinese House Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested After Singing in Public Park

The Communist country proves that it is serious about its newest religious restrictions. A Chinese house church pastor, her daughter, and her young grandson have been arrested, weeks after being accused of overstepping the country’s newly tightened religious restrictions. Chinese officials warned Xu Shizhen in August that publicly sharing her faith puts her in violation […]

The Evangelical Case for Wealth Creation

Lausanne and BAM Global respond to Ron Sider. We, as leaders of Lausanne and BAM Global, representing the Wealth Creation Consultation, appreciate Ron Sider’s kind and affirmative words about the Wealth Creation Manifesto. He says that “virtually all that this manifesto says is true and important,” as well as “helpful, and much-needed.” On the other […]

20 Truths from “God’s Country”

Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural church God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church For many, rural brings a positive, sentimental vision of the untouched countryside populated by good-hearted people with a little dirt under their fingernails. Or maybe, in the other vision of rural, they’re local yokels who say […]

Can I Be Christian and Not Go to Church?

Can a person become a believer in Christ without going to church? Let’s talk about that.

Can Getting Married Ever Make a Person Feel Complete? Here’s The Christian Answer

History tells us that when men and women marry each other, they find happiness in each other but the problems don’t end there.

Texas Pastor on What Muslims Believe, How to Engage Them With the Gospel

An Iranian Christian pastor who was born in Houston is urging U.S. Christians to put aside their fear of Muslims and to be emboldened to love and share the truth of Christ with them.

‘Winds of Winter’ Release Date, Plot Rumors: Will George R.R. Martin Stick to the 2018 Deadline?

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire” are still waiting for the new updates on the release of its sixth novel.

Reformation Turns 500: Authors Explain ‘What Remains at Stake’ Between Catholics, Protestants

While many have seen a remarkable togetherness occurring among evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics ahead of Protestantism’s 500th anniversary, important institutional and theological issues still separate us, according to two Wesleyan scholars.

Echo Dot vs Google Home Mini Specs, Price Comparison: What Entry-Level Smart Speaker Is Worth Buying?

More technology companies and manufacturers have recently confirmed they have ongoing projects that will put them in the race for the best smart speakers in the market. However, two companies have already made significant advancements in this area — Amazon and Google.

‘The Evil Within 2’ Tips and Tricks: How Beginners Get More Chances of Survival

Bethesda Softworks’ “The Evil Within 2” was just released last week, and luckily for beginners, various reports that offer tips and guides to increase their chances of survival in the game are now available.

‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ News: Comedic Elements Will Be Featured, Including Some Fourth Wall Breaks

“Dragon Ball FighterZ” will feature its share of lighthearted moments along with action-packed battles.

Why Does God Sometimes Answer Our Prayers Later Than We Want?

I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about: you’re praying but the answer arrives way past the time or moment of your need.

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ News: CD Projekt Red’s Next Offering ‘Progressing as Planned’

The folks at CD Projekt Red recently issued a brief development update for “Cyberpunk 2077.”

Somalia Truck Bomb Attack Kills at Least 300—Death Toll Climbing

Although they have not claimed responsibility yet, it is assumed that the Islamic radical militant al Shabaab is behind the attack. The post Somalia Truck Bomb Attack Kills at Least 300—Death Toll Climbing appeared first on Open Doors USA.

Missionary Pilot Shares The Rest of the Auca Martyrs’ Story

Growing up the home of missionary parents in Ecuador, Gene Jordan has always known the story of five men—Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—who gave their lives in the jungle to reach an isolated Indian tribe. But for Gene, it wasn’t a far-off story. The five martyrs and their surviving […]

Report: 75% of Religious Persecution is towards Christians

ICC Note: The new report shows that the overwhelming majority, or around 75 percent of religious persecution in the world is aimed Christian minorities. Due to the state backed persecution of Christians, North Korea is one of the most dangerous places for Christians to practice their faith. Persecuted Christians are hung on crosses over an […]

Two-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Divulges China’s Catastrophic Corruption

ICC Note: Two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was detained and tortured by the Chinese Communist party, exposes China’s catastrophic corruption. Mr. Gao’s law license was revoked in 2005 on account of his human rights work. While in prison, Mr. Gao was tortured on multiple occasions. Following his release […]

Kenya Bishops are Calling on Kenyans to Remain Calm During Elections

ICC Note Kenya is preparing for its second attempt at elections this year. The first election was won by the incumbent, President Kenyatta. When the elections ended, the opposition, Ralia Odinga, called for a re-election due to corruption. He succeeded in getting a redo, but has recently resigned from the presidential race. He believes that […]

Church Leadership in Ghana is Calling for an end to Child Marriage

ICC Note Church leaders in Ghana are coming together to help end child marriage. Almost 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa get married before the age of 18. More than 10% of them get married before the age of 15. This is mostly due to families selling their daughters to men so that they can […]

Raqqa Liberated After Three Years of ISIS Occupation

10/17/17 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated the majority of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and a city central to ISIS’s activities in the Middle East. ISIS had fully captured the Syrian city […]

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Ruling Declaring Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

ICC Note: As previously reported, two women filed a lawsuit in 2012 regarding a Ten Commandments display on government property in New Mexico. The Supreme Court recently declined to take the case, and the ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will stand, which stated that the monument was unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties […]

Church Targeted By Sinai Militants as a Diversion Before Robbing a Bank

ICC Note: ISIS militants in Egypt’s Sinai region staged an attack on St. George’s Church in el-Arish as a diversion before successfully robbing a nearby bank. St. George had been attacked on two previous occasions, and last year a priest from St. George was gunned down by militants. The church had already sustained a significant […]

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