Pagans, Buddhists Featured at U.K. Cathedral Event

Pagans, Buddhists Featured at U.K. Cathedral Event

(Christian Institute) — Buddhist chanting, a pagan “blessing” and the Islamic call to prayer have all featured at Gloucester Cathedral as part of the launch of a multi-faith art exhibition. “Faith” features large portraits of 35 individuals from numerous religions—including Zoroastrians, Druids and Baha’is. It comes after a passage from the Koran denying that Jesus […]

U.K. Evangelist Cleared of Criminal Charges for Answering Man’s Question About Homosexuality

U.K. Evangelist Cleared of Criminal Charges for Answering Man’s Question About Homosexuality

(Christian Concern) — A Christian evangelist has been cleared of threatening and abusive behavior at a trial in Kilmarnock, Scotland. Gordon Larmour was charged with behaving in a “threatening or abusive manner aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation” and “assault” after he shared the Christian position on homosexual practice with some young men in […]

Baptist Lawmaker Seeks End to No-Fault Divorce

Baptist Lawmaker Seeks End to No-Fault Divorce

(Baptist News Global) — A Southern Baptist lawmaker is trying to make it harder for couples in Texas to get a divorce by proposing legislation to eliminate “insupportability” as a grounds for dissolution of marriage. State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) says the prevalence of no-fault divorces has contributed to the breakdown of the family […]

Germany Introduces Luther Bible Stamps

Germany Introduces Luther Bible Stamps

(Evangelical Focus) — Germans can now use postage stamps showing a Bible text with annotations of Martin Luther, the Reformer who translated the Bible into their own language. The new postage stamps are one of the many initiatives in the country to commemorate the 500 anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, in 1517. […]

Sociologist: ‘Pornography is Propaganda for Prostitution’

Sociologist: ‘Pornography is Propaganda for Prostitution’

(Evangelical Focus) — Pornography is a way of advertising prostitution. This is what Canadian sociologist and anthropologist Richard Poulin denounces. In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the expert in human trafficking and sexual slavery explained his position in favor of abolition. He believes “the prostitution industry has been made for the enjoyment of […]

Marijuana-Related Illness Increases in Legalized States

Marijuana-Related Illness Increases in Legalized States

(Yahoo News) — As various states move towards the legalization of marijuana, doctors are noticing the increase of a particular illness that is associated with regular use of the drug. Emergency rooms have been seeing an influx of patients with the same symptoms – severe abdominal pain and intense vomiting – and this increase is […]

Woman Pauses ‘Gender Reassignment’ to Become Pregnant

Woman Pauses ‘Gender Reassignment’ to Become Pregnant

(Christian Institute) — A woman who has been living as a man has become the first “transgender” individual in the U.K. to become pregnant. The 20-year-old woman, who refers to herself as Hayden Cross, has been taking male hormones, but decided to postpone surgery so that she could give birth to a child. After finding […]

Yemen: Faith Flourishes in the Midst of War

Yemen: Faith Flourishes in the Midst of War

(Evangelical Focus) — A vicious civil war has been exhausting Yemen for two years now. While society is still dominated by a strict Islamic government, some Christian pastors baptize new believers regularly. Jamil*, a former Yemeni Muslim, who is now a follower of Christ, shares a unique insight about the body of Christ in Yemen. […]

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