The world was shocked when Russia announced the death of Alexey Navalny. Lesser known is that the “dissident” was a Christian.
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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.
Few Christian schools in Europe are so privileged as the ones in Hungary. The government fully subsidises them. That is quite rare in Europe. Yet, school leader Ábrám Tibor worries about students who leave their faith.
Criticism is not strange in response to Gospel adverts or pro-life billboards. Protests against it are not uncommon. But what is the legal state of affairs?
Social media is full of pictures made with artificial intelligence (AI). We have seen images of Pope Francis with a fancy jacket. And Donald Trump getting arrested. Martijn den Hollander took John Bunyan on a journey to AI.
Hundreds of seats are arranged around a large stage. On Sundays, the church in the heart of Jönköping in southern Sweden is well-filled. The head pastor of the conservative Pentecostal church is Marcus Ardenfors, a man without fuss but very passionate.
The Swedish Biblebelt around Jönköping emerged in the nineteenth century, says Ulrik Josefsson, rector of the Swedish Academy of Leadership and Theology (ALT). "There were many pietistic groups here."
Jönköping has been called the "Jerusalem of Sweden". The city and the surrounding area counted many churches. And still, some churches receive hundreds of visitors per service every Sunday in otherwise mostly secular Sweden.
Jesus was a refugee, and all His disciples are on a long pilgrimage from the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem. On this journey, some of them can learn from the Migration Bible.
It took him twelve years, but finally, Anthony Bokun finished his translation of the Bible. He interpreted the original languages of the Bible and now presents the third version of the Holy book in Belarusian.