Christian News Media Digest
“Keep the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” – Karl Barth
It was the renowned theologian Karl Barth who said that we should keep the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. He emphasized that we should be grounded in God’s Word but also aware of what is going on in the world around us and interpret it through the Bible. This news digest is a curated selection of Christian news articles, interviews and more that speak to current children-related issues and developments that are relevant to the Church. They provide insights, inform and equip those who are serving in children ministries whether at the global, national or local level.
*All articles are used with permission. Some of the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the WEA Children’s Network.
“Friendship Is a Superpower That Has Been Radically Overlooked in Our Era”
“Popular culture focuses on romance and sexual relationships, while in church we focus on family and serving others. And so, friendship ends up getting ignored by both society and church”,
Christians Say Family Is Biggest Influence When Resolving Conflicts: Survey
When it comes to resolving conflicts, Christians say they’re most influenced by their family members, according to a research poll released by the Barna Group. The study, released earlier this month,
Christian Teacher Accused of Misgendering Pupil Denies Misconduct
A Christian teacher has denied professional misconduct after allegedly misgendering a pupil and criticising Islam on YouTube. Joshua Sutcliffe, 32, is fighting against his removal from the Teaching Regulation Agency
Pandemic Accelerated Fall in Church Attendance, Especially Among the Young: Study
While religious identity among Americans remained largely stable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it accelerated existing trends in declining church attendance, particularly among the young, a new report from the Survey Center on
Most Teenagers Say They Viewed Porn by Age 13, Survey Finds
Nearly three out of every four teenagers have viewed pornography at some point in their lives, with more than half first seeing sexually explicit material by age 13, according to
Church of England’s First ‘Gender-Queer’ Priest Shares Hope of ‘Normalizing It for Children’
The first “gender-queer” priest in the Church of England hopes “normalizing it for children” will be a priority for the church. Rev. Bingo Allison, a biological male who identifies as
Abortion Is Leading Cause of Death Worldwide for Fourth Year in a Row
Statistics reveal that abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide for the fourth year in a row, as the number of abortions nearly quadrupled the number of deaths from
A New Year Additional Needs Checklist
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year that offers us an opportunity to take stock, review what we do, and make changes to improve or develop what we are
French Evangelicals Convey Child Protection Concerns to the UN
The French Protestant Evangelical Committee for Human Dignity (CPDH) recently submitted two reports on surrogacy and minors’ access to pornography, to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. “In these two
Swedish Health Authorities Call for “Caution” on Gender Transition Care for Minors
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (NBHW) recently released an update of its guide to gender dysphoria care for young people. The guide “aims to promote good and equitable care for young
Johnita Is One of the Growing Number of Home – School Moms in the US
The school day is coming to an end in a villa outside of the big city of Fort Worth. Luke and Seth are sitting in separate rooms with their textbooks.
Revive Conference: 2,300 Students Come Together Longing to See Revival in Europe
“I’m more in love with Jesus than I’ve ever been”, says Petra a student from Croatia, after experiencing a personal revival in a retreat called Revive our Hearts on March 22.