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Nigerian Christians Protest Deborah’s Death

Thousands of churches across Nigeria demanded an end to sectarian killings on Sunday, horrified by the mob assault on a female university student accused of blasphemy. But fearful of more violence, their approach differed significantly—by geography. “The overwhelming majority of our churches in the south participated, many going to the streets in peaceful protest,” said […]

Lebanon Prayer: Elected Names and Faces

God, One hundred twenty-eight. Some new, some old. Some enrage. Some inspire. Some with me and mine. Some with them—still us. Help us to remember. And each one has a name and face. Remember all—I cannot. And here: I dare not list each one. Yes, they are yours. And yes, they are ours. Yes, each […]

Exodus, Judges, or Nehemiah: Lebanon’s Evangelicals Assess Surprising Election Victory

On the eve of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections last weekend, Resurrection Church of Beirut (RCB) called for a prayer meeting. The short meditation focused on Psalm 147: heal the brokenhearted and sustain the humble—but cast the wicked to the ground. Mired in economic crisis, many Lebanese blame a corrupt political class. Three years ago, a massive […]

What Is Antisemitism? Evangelicals Favor Different Definitions

In a solemn ceremony last month at the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) laid a wreath of remembrance. It was also a pledge. “In awe and profound shame,” the alliance wrote on its Yad Vashem laurel, “yet with the promise for future solidarity.” Alongside dialogue partners from the International […]

Lebanon Prayer: Elections, Justice, Judgment, Blessing

God, Keep today safe. Make today just. But justice is a hard word: It means so many things to so many people. Make it what it means to you. But then, God, is it judgment? If so, it starts with us. Remove the planks from our eyes. Try me and know my inmost thoughts. David […]

Photos Show Ukraine’s Bible Belt Struck Down But Not Destroyed

Ministry had been going so well in Irpin, Ukraine. Over the past decade, the population of Kyiv’s northwest suburb swelled to 90,000, and Irpin Bible Church (IBC) grew with it. The Baptist congregation grew to include 700 adults, with an additional 300 children. And in 2019, 12 members launched a church plant in the “New […]

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