On Sunday morning, churches in Ukraine welcome newcomers. Even on weekdays, more people come to the evening prayers. Is there an evangelical revival two years after the Russian invasion? Or is it an awakening? Many Protestant leaders see more spiritual need.
The Russo-Ukrainian War started on February 24, 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine. Read all articles on the developments in this war on this page.
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Army chaplains in Ukraine bake pizzas for numb, traumatised soldiers. A warm, human gesture amid the horrors at the front. "The doctor shouted to me, "Chaplain, pray harder!" Moments later, the patient got his heartbeat back."
What to do after victory, Oleksii Blyzniuk wondered in late October. But what victory? As long as corruption exists, it is impossible to win. Because the war is a profitable business for some high-ranking officials, he says now.
"Putin is supported by two-thirds of the countries in the world," claimed the missiologist and professor Johannes Reimer at a lecture in the Baptist church of Berlin-Lichtenberg on 9 December. "That's because he's the one who has stood up to the West."
Celebrating Christmas and winter holidays could lead us to forget that there is no peace on earth yet. Conflicts are quite heavy, both in Ukraine and in Palestine-Israel. Jack Nassar, a Palestinian Christian, urges his European brothers and sisters to reflect on this reality from his Middle Eastern perspective.
The New Life Church has been permanently disbanded. The latest appeals by the pastor did not deter the judges from doing so.
Nearly one-third of Ukrainians will celebrate Christmas both in December and January. The war has changed the way they approach the holidays.
The Ukrainian Parliament is considering a draft that aims to limit the service of chaplains from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in the army.
The grief among the people of the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya is great. Yet, pastor Azat Azatyan maintains that God is merciful. "There is much suffering, but He is always near," he says.
The news tells us what is happening in Israel. The Bible describes to us the end time scenario. Are these two not the same, asks David Millard.