The daughter of deputy mayor of Japan and an aboriginal Taiwan young man got together because of their faith despite the huge gap between them in terms of their social status, history of ethnic grievances, language barriers, financial pressures, cultural shocks, etc. The woman became “daughter-in-law of Taiwan” and the man became a “hotel pastor."
Taiwan churches are growing rapidly. There are more than 1,000 new churches opened in the past 10 years. Churches tend to be large-scaled and enterprise-oriented. However, they are facing many potential problems, such as losing young people. In an interview with Christian Daily, Top Church’s founder, Pastor Zhang Maosong, pointed out that churches face the challenges of staying modern and relevant for younger members.
Today’s society promotes diversity and criticizes the thinking in the past. Pluralism also impacts the church greatly. It challenges the sole truth of the church. A scholar points out that we should still discern the truth while being multicultural.
South Korea is the Asian country that has the largest Christian population. It also sends out a large number of missionaries. What is the current situation of missionary work in South Korea? How do we use this as a reference to look at the development of missionary work in Chinese churches? South Korean Missionary Park Dong-Seong, who based in Taiwan, said in an interview with Christian Tribune, that after the churches grew in South Korea, they put great emphasis on missionary work overseas and their motivation to do missionary work was to ‘return the debt of the gospel’.
In an effort to be more "inclusive," three Cambridge University colleges are holding special new chapel services for gay and transgender individuals to create a "safe sacred space" and show that Christianity can be welcoming of anyone, regardless of "sexuality or gender identity."
Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California has shared why every Christian should be baptized and invited all believers to join him for a church-wide baptism this Saturday - at the very same location where he was baptized years ago.
July 18, 2017: Jehovah's Witnesses are fighting back after Russia banned the religious organization from freely practicing their faith and declared them to be an "extremist group", placing them in the same category as ISIS.
22 June 2017: The world is getting crazier by the day, and Christians continue to be persecuted around the world on a daily basis. Even the Internet is not spared, as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has received potential threats over the Internet, prompting police intervention and help.
15 June 2017: A couple in Oregon from the Followers of Christ Church were slapped with a murder charge of their prematurely born daughter. The couple decided to lean on faith healing when health complications arose as opposed to receiving proper medical treatment, leading to Gennifer Mitchell’s untimely demise.