Posts Tagged ‘Evangelical’

Evangelical missions a major threat to Amazon culture

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Historically a Catholic country, Brazil has been facing a religious transition since the 1990s, when what had been a steady growth of Evangelical Protestantism began to accelerate. According to some experts, Brazilian Evangelicals could become a majority in the country as soon as 2032. This phenomenon is particularly strong in the Amazon, where some states Read more

Crowds cheers when preacher on train told to shut up

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Passengers on a packed Sydney train began cheering when a man preaching about abortion was told to shut up. Phillip Blair, of Torch of Christ Ministries in America, boarded the busy train at Martin Place on Monday, he quickly began shouting about his religious beliefs. Watch the video Read more

Tributes flow for Billy Graham

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The late Billy Graham has drawn tributes from cardinals, bishops, priests and lay Catholics. Graham was a Southern Baptist evangelical preacher from the United States who was admired by many Catholics. He died last Wednesday aged 99. The Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has paid tribute to Graham. “As anyone growing up in Read more

Pastor tells Trump God says killing Kim Jong Un is ok

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

A Texan Evangelical pastor, Robert Jeffress, says President Donald Trump has God’s authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “When it comes to how we should deal with evildoers, the Bible, in the book of Romans[13], is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including Read more

Where Evangelicals came from

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Every few years, it seems, conservative religious groups, quiescent or unnoticed, come blazing back onto the national scene, and the secular press reacts like the bad guy in the 1971 western Big Jake who says to John Wayne, “I thought you were dead.” Wayne drily answers, “Not hardly.” Now, in The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Read more

Carrying the cross the length of New Zealand

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Kim Rusden and his wife Joan are walking the length of the country carrying a cross because they believe that is what God wants them to do. “We’re walking the length of New Zealand with the cross and sharing the gospel along the way to those who would like to hear,” Kim said. Kim does Read more

God and the multi-plug

Friday, June 13th, 2014

John Cameron always had faith. It just took a brand-new suit for him to find it. It was an 18th birthday present, and he wanted to wear it straight away. But, as a teenager “mucking around … wasting potential” in west Auckland, he was dressed up with nowhere to go – but church. “I just Read more

Foreign preachers opposed to homosexuality targeting Pacific nations

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

A human rights activist and lawyer says there are signs that churches from outside the Pacific region are starting to focus on the Pacific and to send missionaries or preachers there who are intolerant of homosexuality. Dr Paula Gerber says “The church is a very broad term. There is certainly some religious bodies that are Read more

12 years jail for Pastor who smuggled drugs

Friday, February 28th, 2014

An evangelical Christian pastor from NZ, Bernadine Prince, will  serve at least six years of a 12-year sentence after being found guilty of importing $2 million worth of drugs Smuggling the drugs was out of character, Justice Barr said, for a woman who had spent many years working in the church, ministering first to young people Read more

Evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Evangelical Protestants are worse than Catholics in their response to sexual abuse, a law professor who investigates abuse has told a Religious Newswriters Association conference in the United States. “Protestants can be very arrogant when pointing to Catholics,” said Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham and executive director of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Read more