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The Persecution of Christians Worldwide

The Persecution of Christians Worldwide

Most Christians in America are unaware of the horrific persecution their brothers and sisters are experiencing in other countries. It is estimated that every year, 150,000 Christians are martyred for their faith. (Matthew 10:22). The top 10 countries on the list of persecutors are North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Maldives, Mali, Iran, Yemen, […]

Beware of Professional Christians

Beware of Professional Christians

How does a local church flourish, by building the Kingdom of God or by offering a cafeteria of amenities to its surrounding community? Pastor Dan Reiland warns of appeasing cultural or consumer Christians, instead calling for bold and courageous leadership. At Crossroads, we pray what can seem like a strange prayer. We pray that God […]

Mark Tietjen: Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians

Mark Tietjen: Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians

Mark A. Tietjen, Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016), 169 pages, ISBN 9780830840977. An article in the August/September 2016 issue of Philosophy Now asks, “Is Kierkegaard Still Relevant Today?”[1] Author Mark A. Tietjen, who teaches at the Stony Brook School in New York and is the author of Kierkegaard, […]

Algeria steps up restrictions against Christians

Algeria steps up restrictions against Christians

In recent months, authorities in Algeria have stepped up restrictions against Christian churches in the country, orchestrating what appears to be a “coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches1.” Worryingly, the restrictions have also led to an increase in arrests of Christians in the country. According to reports, in November 2017, Algerian authorities formed a […]

How Can Christians and Muslims Relate?

How Can Christians and Muslims Relate?

I was blessed to participate in “A Consultation on Christianity and Muslim Relations” that was convened at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan from August 24-26. The meeting consisted of outstanding conversations among pastors, missionaries, seminary presidents, deans, professors and seminary students about godly ways to engage and to relate to Muslims. When we […]

The Christian's Core Identity

The Christian’s Core Identity

Happy Monday! I hope you’re off to a great week. This week is a big week in my family. My mom’s birthday is today; So, Happy Birthday to my mama! I know… She has 8 children. But, each of us refers to her as “my mama.” (smile) I was inspired by the sermon that Jim Wood, […]

Pray for Christians in Jakarta, Indonesia

Pray for Christians in Jakarta, Indonesia

Tensions have recently developed in Jakarta, Indonesia. Please pray. Key Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-2: For God’s intervention. That the leaders handle this situation with wisdom That there will be mutual respect among the people That peace will be restored and prevail   Read more about this situation: “Jakarta heats up as anti-Ahok rally begins” The […]

Duane Litfin: The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims

Duane Litfin: The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims

Duane Litfin, “The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims: It’s not about a different God, but a different Jesus” Christianity Today (August 9, 2016). To begin, and in the interest of full disclosure, I have previously written on the question of the identification and relation of the Triune God and Allah being considered by […]

Roger Olson: Should Western Christians Rediscover Exorcism?

Roger Olson: Should Western Christians Rediscover Exorcism?

Roger E. Olson, “Should Western Christians Rediscover Exorcism?” Patheos (June 9, 2016). This is a most interesting article. The author, a noted Evangelical scholar and pastor, was involved in the early charismatic movement where he saw some of the extremes of the early charismatic deliverance movement. For instance, in some meetings, charismatic evangelists/exorcists provided the […]

Why US Must Save Lives of Iraqi Christians and Other Minorities

Why US Must Save Lives of Iraqi Christians and Other Minorities

  A special report from the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission. “The world hasn’t seen an evil like this for a generation.” This is how the national spokesman for Iraqi Christians in the United States described atrocities by ISIS terrorists in northern Iraq, which include beheading of children and their mothers and fathers, and […]

Mourning for the terrible persecution of Christians

Mourning for the terrible persecution of Christians

  Let us remember our brothers and sisters in Christ who are under intense persecution. These news stories will break your heart, please read them prayerfully.   Nigeria: More than 1600 Christians murdered for their faith in first half of 2014 http://morningstarnews.org/2014/07/christians-killed-in-nigeria-in-1st-half-of-year-91-percent-of-total-last-year-group-says/   #ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians […]

Joy Beyond Understanding: Common Ground in Suffering and Worship among Eastern European Christians During the Communist Era

Joy Beyond Understanding: Common Ground in Suffering and Worship among Eastern European Christians During the Communist Era

PneumaReview.com invites you to read this paper by Professor Eugen Jugaru and discuss the connection between joy and suffering. Abstract Suffering for the Christian faith and Christian worship exuberance, paradoxically have a common ground: a joy beyond understanding which comes from the Holy Spirit. The reality of this unusual and passionate experience: joy in sufferings […]

Should Christians Expect Miracles Today?

Should Christians Expect Miracles Today?

by Wayne A. Grudem Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible, Part 1 Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible, Part 2 Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible, Part 3 Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible, Part […]

Lynn H. Cohick, Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Lynn H. Cohick, Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Lynn H. Cohick, Women in the World of the Earliest Christians: Illuminating Ancient Ways of Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009), 350 pages, ISBN 9780801031724. Lynn H. Cohick, associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, illuminates the cultural, religious, and social roles of Greco-Roman women in the second temple period. She has examined […]

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