Posts Tagged ‘evangelical Christians’

Evangelicals pledge tens of millions to reelect Trump

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Evangelical Christian leaders are promising to pour millions of dollars into President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. While the politician has continually acted decidedly not Christ-like while in office, his willingness to enact their social agenda in exchange for campaign dollars and votes has won him their continued backing. The Faith and Freedom Coalition has announced Read more

Evangelical activities not welcome at lakefront park in Taupō

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Loud” and “raucous” evangelical activities are not suitable for a highly visible Taupō lakefront park, councillors say. A “Winning Souls to Jesus” programme run by the New Methodist Christian Fellowship requested a licence to occupy Northcroft Domain for five months. Continue reading

Catholics biggest denomination but not fastest-growing

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

According to the last census, Catholics are now the largest Christian denomination in New Zealand. But they are not the fastest- growing. “Here’s the interesting thing,” writes Narelle Henson, “a group called simply “Protestants” by Statistics New Zealand grew by 26.4 percent from the previous census in 2006.” A group called “Evangelical, Born Again and Fundamental” Read more

Should motivational speaker who is also a Christian preacher be allowed in schools?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Tony Kane, the principal of Kapiti College north of Wellington is defending the school’s decision to allow a motivation a speaker,  who happens to be Christian preacher, to give a presentation in his school. He was speaking after some parents had expressed concern that  an American Christian preacher Reggie Dabbs gave a motivational speech at Kapiti College. Read more

The Ned Flanders effect – religious people unattractive?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A collaborative study carried out by a number of universities around the world, including the The University of Otago in New Zealand, has found evidence for the existence of the Ned Flanders effect. Nedward “Ned” Flanders, is a character in the long running TV series The Simpsons. He is the Simpson family’s extremely religious next “diddly-door” Read more

Justin Bieber goes to Church

Friday, September 19th, 2014

News of pop singer Justin Bieber and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, attending Bible study hasn’t garnered as much attention from the Evangelical community as it should. Not because we care about celebrity status or bad-boy behavior, but because we are deeply concerned about souls and spheres of influence. You might roll your eyes at this Read more

Pope doesn’t want to convert Evangelicals to Catholicism

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Pope Francis has reportedly told a Protestant leader that he is not interested in converting evangelical Christians to Catholicism. Writing of his recent visit to Pope Francis with other leaders, World Evangelical Alliance global ambassador Brian Stiller said he asked the Pontiff what he felt about evangelism. Stiller said the Pope’s comment was: “I’m not Read more