Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

Algerian Church Closed for ‘Illegally Printing Bibles, Material Intended for Evangelism’

(World Watch Monitor) — A church in Algeria’s north-western town of Aïn Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the Protestant Church of Algeria (known as EPA, its French acronym), was sealed off by police on Nov. 9. Authorities in Oran claimed the church had been […]

UK Commuters Run Off Train ‘Panicked’ as Passenger Reads Bible, Preaches ‘Death Is Not the End’

UK Commuters Run Off Train ‘Panicked’ as Passenger Reads Bible, Preaches ‘Death Is Not the End’

(BBC) — Passengers forced open the doors on a busy rush-hour train and climbed on to tracks after becoming “panicked” in the carriage. It happened outside Wimbledon station in southwest London at 8:30 BST as a man apparently began reading lines aloud from the Bible. Commuters became scared when the man also began saying “death […]

Ministry Works to Help Churches Support Ukrainian Orphans

Ministry Works to Help Churches Support Ukrainian Orphans

Ukraine (Mission Network News) – During a recent visit to Eastern Ukraine, Slavic Gospel Association’s Eric Mock had the chance to visit a couple of orphanages. Through both its Crisis Evangelism Fund and its Orphans Reborn program, SGA helps local churches to offer support for orphans in Ukraine. “It’s a heartbreaking experience to sit down on […]

Apologist Nabeel Qureshi, Author of ‘Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,’ Dies Following Battle With Cancer

Apologist Nabeel Qureshi, Author of ‘Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,’ Dies Following Battle With Cancer

(Gospel Coalition) — On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Nabeel Qureshi, age 34, entered into the joy of his master, Jesus Christ, after enduring a yearlong battle with cancer. … As a Christian apologist with a special focus on Islam, Nabeel was often introduced as a “former Muslim.” He felt ambivalence about the label, wondering if he […]

Street Preacher Arrested After Holding ‘Love Muslims, Hate Islam’ Placard Will Not Be Prosecuted

Street Preacher Arrested After Holding ‘Love Muslims, Hate Islam’ Placard Will Not Be Prosecuted

(Christian Concern) — A Christian street preacher who was arrested and held for 13 hours in a police cell, after displaying placards depicting love for Muslims and criticising the ideology of Islam, has been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that no charges will be brought against him. Ian Sleeper was arrested outside Southwark […]

Michigan Man Who Preaches Outside Abortion Facilities Sues to Stop Threats of Arrest

Michigan Man Who Preaches Outside Abortion Facilities Sues to Stop Threats of Arrest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan man who preaches outside of abortion facilities and other locations on a regular basis has filed a federal lawsuit as he says that he has been threatened numerous times with arrest by police. Stephen Nylen of New City Fellowship is challenging Grand Rapids’ noise ordinance, which prohibits “any noise of […]

‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not S*ck’

‘Hipster Pastor’ Launches Late-Night Comedy Show ‘Mocking Sin,’ ‘Making Christian Entertainment Not S*ck’

An Arizona-based group has launched a “political late-night comedy” show similar to “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” that provides stand-up comedy and skits by its pastor, who had been characterized by the New York Post as a “hipster pastor.” The weekly broadcast uses satire and strong language to make a “mockery of sin” in […]

Former Inmates, Now Born Again, Clean Cars to Thank the Police

Former Inmates, Now Born Again, Clean Cars to Thank the Police

(Evangelical Focus) — Forty former prisoners grabbed water bucket, sponge and soap, and showed up on Sunday in Houston, Texas, to to clean police officers’ personal cars. It was an initiative of the C.H.A.R.M. Prison ministry (Christ’s Hope and Reconciliation Ministry), a Christian organization dedicated to current and former prison inmates. The focus of the […]

Kazakhstani Pastor, Five Foreign Visitors Fined for Holding Baptisms

Kazakhstani Pastor, Five Foreign Visitors Fined for Holding Baptisms

(Forum 18) — A local Protestant pastor and five foreign visitors were fined for holding baptisms in hot springs near Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty. One of the foreigners–a United States-based Canadian citizen—was ordered deported. A court in Akmola Region overturned a summary police fine on a Baptist pastor for leading a church that chooses to […]

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