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Finding the Road to Take

Oct 29, 2014 by Brian C. Stiller

As I pressed the buzzer to open the door to the apartment bloc, I noticed an announcement with information on where  the nearest bomb shelter was. But how could this be? It was Kiev in 2014 in the western Ukraine. People were moving about, living their lives, and yet here was a warning to protect

WEA leaders congratulate Olav Tveit on his reelection as General Secretary

Oct 23, 2014 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Wilf Gasser, associate secretary general of World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and Thomas Schirrmacher, chair of the Theological Commission of WEA, congratulated Olav Tveit on his reelection for a second term as general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) by the Central Committee of WCC,

A Land in need of a Rebirth

Oct 21, 2014 by Brian C. Stiller

A century ago, estimates were that 25 percent of Turkey was Christian. Today it is less than 1 percent. John, in his letters of The Revelation wrote to seven cities in this land. In the last hundred years century, the ancient roots of Christian life have not only been cut off but they’ve been torn&#

Schirrmacher makes a positive assessment of the Pope’s visit to Albania

Oct 20, 2014 by Thomas Schirrmacher

The Ambassador for Human Rights of the World Evangelical Alliance and Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom, Thomas Schirrmacher, had a very positive assessment of the Pope’s visit to Albania. At the invitation of the President of Albania, Bujar Hishani, he took part in the r

Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why it Matters: A Review

Oct 10, 2014 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Thomas H. McCall. Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why it Matters. Downers Grove (IL): InterVarsity Press, 2012. 171 pp., $20. ISBN 978-0-8308-3958-2. [A shorter version of this review is upcoming in the ‘Evangelical Review of Theology’] This book poses the following questions with respect t

Witness within memory of Soviet presence

Sep 25, 2014 by Brian C. Stiller

Chances are you haven’t visited this Central Asian country, or heard much about it apart from it being where Russian crews land from the space station. Much like Alberta or Montana, sweeping wheat fields kiss high-peaked mountains. Huge in land mass, the ninth largest in the world, but with a small

Global North-South cooperation for theological education

Sep 22, 2014 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Theological Commission of WEA in Bible engagement Fifty-six key influencers of global theological education, representing every continent, gathered 2-6 June in São Paulo, Brazil, for the Lausanne Consultation on Theological Education: Toward Biblical Partnership in Global Theological Education. The

The beguiling country of Ethiopia

Aug 17, 2014 by Brian C. Stiller

Traveling the ancient land of Ethiopia, one journeys through a people of many tribes and languages, landscapes, history and faiths. It is a country mystical, colorful, ancient, a land where empires of the both the ruthless and benevolent ruled. It too is the place where the earliest of church plants

There should only be suffering and vicarious Christians, not innocent Bystanders!

Jul 17, 2014 by Thomas Schirrmacher

Devotion for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2014, http://www.idop.org “Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at ot

Lunch with the Pope

Jul 9, 2014 by Brian C. Stiller

The inevitable question I’m asked when one knows I’ve been with the Pope is, “And what is he like?” Here are some personal observations from a recent visit. Impressions in the first moments so frame how we see an individual.   This, my second meeting with Pope Francis, an almost three-hour conversat