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.
I recently asked a whole bunch of parents of disabled children, and disabled people themselves, what they think of as some of the most inappropriate or downright offensive language that
Evangelical Olympics Return to Galicia after the Pandemic
Around 300 children participated in the event held in the Spanish region. “It encourages coexistence and is a testimony to all”, says one of the organisers. The Evangelical Olympics were
Most Americans Say Allowing Kids to Use ‘Preferred Pronouns’ Confuses Them About Sex, Survey Finds
A majority of Americans believe allowing children to choose a “preferred pronoun” that does not correspond with their biological sex would only confuse them, according to a new poll. Researchers
Latest Scottish Abortion Figures Are a ‘National Tragedy’
New figures released by Public Health Scotland (PHS) reveal that there were 13,758 abortions in the country in 2021. The numbers represent a slight fall from 2020, when there were
God’s Heart for Orphans and the Special Call on the Church to Care for Them
God believes in family. He sent Jesus into this world as a baby and therefore totally reliant on his earthly mother and father and He invites us to be a
Pregnant Woman, Children Among 31 Killed at Pentecostal Church in Nigeria
At least 31 people, including a pregnant woman and children, were killed in a stampede at an annual “Shop for Free” charity program organized by a Pentecostal church in southern Nigeria,
Swedish Christian Schools Approved after Government Supervision
Ten Christian schools were examined to see if they are affected by religious elements. The goverment proposed to ban new denominational schools, but many associations reject it. The Swedish Schools Inspectorate has
Evangelistic Meeting Prompts Spanish Youth to Bring the Gospel Across Europe
“Xuntos por Galicia” (Together for Galicia) is an evangelistic gathering with over 6 years of existence that takes place every May 17th, a public holiday in the Spanish region of Galicia for the
How Dads Can Make This Mother’s Day One to Remember
Caregiver, cook, chauffeur, referee, finder of lost socks — is there any role that mom can’t play? But for some moms on Mother’s Day, those special macaroni necklaces and glitter-filled
Has the Church Forgotten About the Spiritual Lives of Our Youngest?
Children are an amazing gift from God (Psalm 127:3), known and loved by Him from before they were even born (Psalm 139). Becoming a parent is life changing. Whilst exciting,
The New Cuban Legislation on the Family Is ‘Harmful for Families and the Nation’
After a popular consultation on the new ‘Code of Families’, Cubans will vote the final text in a referendum in July. Evangelicals have criticised several parts of the draft law.
In the UK, 35% of 16-24 Year Olds Gamble Online Often
Evangelicals denounce that “gambling laws are outdated” and urge the government to take measures to solve a problem that is “a gateway to an addiction”. A recently released survey by