Posts Tagged ‘Evangelism’

Dog bites door knocking church member

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

A dog called Baby, which bit a church member going door-to-door in Hamilton, has been classified as dangerous despite objections from her owner. It was about 4pm on January 16 when Brett Whiteley arrived at Yalda Ahmadi’s house in Chartwell, where he was met with a hostile reception from Baby, a female eight-year-old American pitbull Read more

Shaping the Mission conference postponed because of Covid-19

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

The Takirua 2020: Shaping the Mission conference planned for Wellington from 24 to 26 April has been postponed till later this year because of uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The decision to postpone has been made before setting a new date, to provide clarity and certainty for people around the April dates in the face Read more

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

Growth of Mormon Church In Tonga a “Wake Up Call” – Cardinal Mafi

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tonga’s Cardinal Mafi sees the growth of Mormonism in his country as “a wake-up call for all churches and especially for our local Catholic churches.” According to official Mormon statistics, there are over 64,000 people in Tonga today who are Mormon equivalent to around 60% of the total population of Tonga (approximately 107,000 people). This Read more

British Christianity is sleeping, not dying

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

British Christianity is in pretty poor shape. A UK Social Attitudes survey has revealed that, for the first time in history, more people now regard themselves as having “no religion” than being a Christian. A cultural shift is to blame: people raised in the faith but who don’t practice it have ceased to identify with it. Read more

The spiritual legacy of Mother Angelica

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Mother Angelica, one of the most significant figures in the post-conciliar Catholic Church in America, has died after a fourteen-year struggle with the after effects of a stroke. I can attest that, in “fashionable” Catholic circles during the eighties and nineties of the last century, it was almost de rigueur to make fun of Mother Angelica. She Read more

Why the world doesn’t take Catholicism seriously

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

For years I’ve been immersed in Catholic media and the ongoing conversation within the Church of how to carry on as the Church. And, of course, in the West, at the heart of this conversation is the fact that within the next generation half of the pews will empty. When I travel, I always get Read more

Church recruiters are using schools to convert children to Christianity

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Church recruiters are using schools as “mission fields” to convert children to Christianity, despite claiming their aim was to educate not evangelise. The country’s largest provider of religious instruction, the Churches Education Commission, told its followers in a recent newsletter that schools were an “under-utilised mission field”. “Churches by and large have not woken up Read more