Evangelical Fellowship of India panel responds to Pew research as annual tally of religious freedom violations gets released. Christians in India are seeking to square conflicting research on communal tensions in their country. About 100 Christian leaders from across the subcontinent attended an online consultation last month hosted by the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) to discuss the findings and ramifications of a recent landmark report by the Pew Research Center, entitled “Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation.” A panel of seven leaders convened by EFI, which represents 65,000 churches and hundreds of Christian organizations across India, discussed the strengths…

While athletes have long pushed political causes, the current wave of activism may prove more effective than most.

The George Floyd protests have been accompanied by corporate calls for racial justice. Companies face risks if those words aren’t matched by deeds.

A year after mass protests in Hong Kong, pro-democracy leaders may be shifting tactics, acting with equality rather than just demanding it.

Governors in both states face pressure from local businesses and consumers. And these are big states where one-size-fits-all rules are a hard sell.

In times of pandemic we are called to live differently. Laura Sumpter is a grade school teacher and is sharing what she is learning during this time.

How can Christians today interact with people in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are radically different but that also remains faithful to the gospel? Bestselling author Timothy Keller and legal scholar John Inazu bring together a range of artists, thinkers, and leaders—such as Lecrae, Tish Harrison Warren, Kristen Deede Johnson, Claude Richard Alexander, Shirley Hoogstra, Sara Groves, Rudy Carrasco, Trillia Newbell, Tom Lin, and Warren Kinghorn to provide a guide to biblical living in a pluralistic, fractured world. Bible Gateway interviewed Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) and John Inazu (@JohnInazu) about their book, Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in…

In order to rein in the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is steering into a recession. That makes the current economic crisis very different.

Spiritual disciplines matter all the time, but we need to be reminded of that in tumultuous times. Right now, it seems the world is on fire. And, ironically, that’s why we need to get some time with Jesus. Spiritual disciplines matter all the time, but we need to be reminded of that in tumultuous times. Spiritual Disciplines Over the past three decades the topic of spiritual disciplines has experienced something of a renewal. Writers like Dallas Willard, Richard Foster, Don Whitney, and others have shown believers the importance of, to use Whitney’s phrase, disciplining ourselves for the pursuit of godliness….

We are integrated beings which means our faith is not separate from what we do. Ed: What are some of the challenges for global leaders as they engage with different nations and cultures from their own? Some of the blessings? Rochelle: In global spaces, leaders need to have the cultural skills to understand how cultural, social, and historical realities impact the ways in which they communicate with one another; the ways in which they think about leadership skills and traits; and how they approach organization, conflict resolution, strategy development and execution of goals. In the past, we used to think…

Harvesting requires intentional investment with those who, often on the surface, have no interest in the good news of Jesus, or at least in the cultural assumptions they have about Him and His church. The biblical concept of “harvest” seems to have fundamentally shifted in the minds of many contemporary disciples. Once it had an evangelistic connotation of incarnational selflessness emulating the example of the Master who became nothing and gave all for the sake of the lost one (Lk 15; Phil 2:1-11). The harvest was the selfless mission of redemption, designed to run hard after those who were far…

This is the ninety-second lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. See Mel Lawrenz’s book, How to Understand the Bible. [from continued] The idea that we need someone else’s help to do what seems to be our responsibility is hard for many people to accept. Living a “clean” life is our responsibility, and we can’t pull it off on our own….

What if the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place in the space between our ears? Does how we think actually shape how we live? What are toxic thinking patterns and what does the Bible say about them? Bible Gateway interviewed Jennie Allen (@JennieAllen), author of Get Out of Your Head: The One Thought That Can Shift Our Chaotic Minds (WaterBrook, 2020). Why do you write, “The greatest spiritual battle of our generation is being fought between our ears”? Jennie Allen: What we believe and what we think about matters, and the enemy knows it! And he’s determined…

Maybe you are a small group leader. Six months in, you discover that some are more committed than others. A few are always engaged. One or two seem disconnected. You begin to wonder, What am I doing wrong? It’s not what I expected. Or maybe you are a Christian parent. You determine that you will sow the Word of God in the lives of your children. Early on you establish prayers and a pattern of reading the Bible, but they are not equally responsive. While one child drinks it in, another has very little interest. As a parent you become concerned, My son seems disconnected…

While a Palestinian student headed for Harvard was turned away, others are having less difficulty getting through customs to their US schools.

While a Palestinian student headed for Harvard was turned away, others are having less difficulty getting through customs to their US schools.

Mark Horvath’s videos help people understand homelessness. He’s reached hundreds of thousands of viewers and sparked local volunteering efforts.

It has nothing to do with entertainment—and everything to do with addressing the crisis of unbelief. Before Rosaria Butterfield became a popular Christian author, she was a tenured professor at Syracuse University, a lesbian feminist fighting to advance the cause of LGBTQ equality, and an unlikely convert. In 1999, her life intersected with the gospel of Jesus Christ through a friend’s radically ordinary hospitality. From hating Christians to becoming one, the transformation took place slowly and outside a church pew when the church came to her. In Butterfield’s newest book The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary…