• Brian C. Stiller, Global Ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) travels the world, meeting leaders in church, politics and service agencies, representing the WEA in places of social, economic and political struggle. His blogging is to broker understanding and highlight the good news of Christian faith. He invites you to share your thoughts, concerns, hopes and dreams on issue's which he has commented.

Multiple Faces of India

Two dramatically divergent pictures of India appear in this country of astounding complexity, variety, and opportunity. The first is that in 2017 the government of India forced Compassion International to shut down its services to 145,000 children, lay off its 580 staff, and turn off its annual funding of $50 million. On the flip side, … Continue reading

Six Takeaways from The Future of Evangelicalism in America

At a recent meeting near Chicago, fifty Evangelical leaders of various ministries, ethnicities and churches explored the theme: The Future of Evangelicalism in America. (Six of us from outside of the U.S. were included.) The conveners making no claim to represent a full round of Evangelical views and with no pretense of attempting to arrive … Continue reading

To Be or Not to Be an Evangelical

A friend wrote, “I no longer call myself an Evangelical.” Thoughtful, well informed but now I suspect feeling embarrassed, he has chosen to avoid a term used globally by hundreds of millions of Christians. For many within shouting distance of U.S. media circles and party politics, the word has become a banner of disrepute. Evangelical is now … Continue reading

Come before winter

After brief instructions from the Lutheran Archbishop Dietrich Brauer, we processed up the center aisle of the St. Peter-and-St. Paul Lutheran Cathedral in Moscow, launching the 500th Anniversary observance of the Protestant Reformation. Robed in gowns and hats of all colors and shapes, leaders of various Christian groups gathered in this important Moscow celebration: Lutherans, … Continue reading

National Prayer Breakfast

The congested lobby of the Washington Hilton emptied as a crowd of 3,800 from 140 countries filed into the massive hall, site of the 2018 National Prayer Breakfast (NPB). This annual global ritual, magnetic in its draw and epic in its influence, is one of a kind.             It began in 1953 when President Eisenhower … Continue reading