While some foreign missionaries have left for neighboring countries, many are standing alongside national church leaders to minister amid uncertainty. Missionaries serving in Ukraine have sent out urgent prayer requests and asked the Lord for his protection and wisdom as they consider what’s ahead for them and their ministries as the threat of invasion looms. Some missionaries have already left to wait out the situation in neighboring nations or even back in the US, while others remain even as the Russian military presence continues to build near the border. Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky has urged citizens to remain calm, as…

The congregation in T. D. Jakes’s network is one of the biggest to shutter its doors due to COVID-19 constraints. Online church and virtual campuses have become mainstays during the pandemic, and one Denver-area megachurch is making virtual services its only options—for good. Last week, The Denver Post reported that The Potter’s House Denver will sell its property in Arapahoe County and continue to worship exclusively online. The church—led by the daughter and son-in-law of T. D. Jakes—is one of the first and most prominent megachurches to move one of its locations online permanently without operating other in-person campuses in…

Pew’s afterlife survey also asks 6,500 people about universalism, reincarnation, fate, answered prayer, and interacting with the dead. Many American evangelicals love C. S. Lewis’s writings yet balk at his depiction in The Last Battle of Emeth, the soldier who gets to enter Narnia’s heaven despite having followed the god Tash and not Aslan the lion. Yet such theological inclusivism (often misrepresented as universalism) is now supported by a quarter of evangelicals and a majority of mainline Protestants and Catholics, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Most Americans more or less believe that “hell is other people” (apologies…

Rashad Hussain, who would be the first Muslim to hold the position, is seen as a defender of religious minorities including Christians around the world. A Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Tuesday considered the nomination of Rashad Hussain to be President Joe Biden’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. Hussain’s confirmation would make him the first Muslim to hold the position. Hussain held a number of roles in the Obama administration, serving on the National Security Council, as an associate White House counsel, and as special envoy for strategic counterterrorism communications and special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation…

Christian ministries are concerned about the Biden administration’s efforts to expand a Trump program of scanning letters. Pastor Frank Switzer has written thousands of letters to men in prison. During his first tentative years as a young pastor, a woman in his congregation in Phoenix approached the pulpit one Sunday and asked him to write to her son, who had just been sentenced to five years. Switzer’s yes turned into a long list of correspondents spanning more than two decades of letter writing. But a new policy at the Federal Bureau of Prisons could change how Switzer and other Christian…

In good news: Gender equality increases globally, conversion therapy is banned in Virginia, South Korea recycles 95% of its food waste, and more.

Shanghai introduced its first trash sorting program, and islands in the Caribbean are taking measures to protect their coral reefs.

For centuries, Maan, Jordan, the last oasis before 500 miles of scorching desert, has made it a mission to feed pilgrims and travelers.

European elections this week are expected to see a variety of Europhobic parties pick up around one-third of the EU parliament’s seats.

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