Billy Graham’s 1973 crusade in Seoul, South Korea propelled the fast-industrializing nation into an era of explosive evangelical growth. Since then, the peninsular democracy, once a Buddhist stronghold, has become a hub for evangelicalism and the world’s second-largest missionary-sending nation. Still, the nation exists along the most heavily fortified border in the world, exposed to the nuclear brandishing of its northern neighbor and the pull of a profoundly atheistic working class, but it remains a stabilizing force in the region and a powerful launching point for the gospel in Asia. It is now the second only to the U.S. in sending missionaries abroad.
- As South Korea’s Marriage Rates Decline, Churches Try to Bring Back RomanceBut they struggle to promote "I dos" without sidelining single people in their flocks.한국어
- Seek Prosperity Properly During Lunar New YearIt’s not wrong to celebrate our blessings. But Asian theologians and pastors advise how to do so in biblical, godly ways amid the festival’s red envelopes and best wishes.简体中文繁體中文
- The Seed of Korean Christianity Grew in the Soil of ShamanismAn awareness of the spirit world was a crucial component in missionary efforts to spread the gospel.한국어
- Should Christians Own Guns for Self-Defense? A Global SnapshotLeaders in nine nations explain how they think theologically and biblically about personal safety as mass shootings plague the world.PortuguêsFrançais简体中文한국어Indonesian繁體中文русскийУкраїнська
- China’s ‘Mayflower’ Church Wants to Come to America: ‘This Isn’t Fleeing. This Is Leaving Egypt’After more than two years in diplomatic limbo in South Korea, Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church is now in Thailand, trying to seek refugee status.简体中文한국어繁體中文
- Anglicans Lose 14 Properties in South Carolina Court BattleAnd other brief news from Christians around the world.españolPortuguêsFrançais
- As Korea Moves to Deport ‘Mayflower’ Church, Chinese Christians Debate Dodging the CrossMainland believers sympathize with congregation’s concerns but disagree theologically over decision to flee China for Jeju Island.简体中文한국어繁體中文
- Pew: US, France, and Korea Are Most Divided—Especially over ReligionSurvey of almost 19,000 adults in 17 nations examines societal conflict between different religions, political parties, races and ethnicities, and urban and rural communities.
- Died: David Yonggi Cho, Founder of the World’s Largest MegachurchThe Korean Pentecostal promoted cell groups and gifts of the Holy Spirit for church growth.
- Korean Missionaries Gather to Exhort the Next Generation and North KoreaMore than 700 participate in first Korean World Missionary Fellowship convocation to be held within Korea.한국어