UA Non-Political

UA Non-Political · 09. April 2019
Samara II. is Approaching ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ukraine‘s Baptist Union breaks its ties with John MacArthur M o s c o w – Appearances can deceive. On 7 March, the entire top leadership of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists (RUECB) was photographed with John MacArthur during a gathering at his office near Los Angeles. (That involved President Peter Mitskevich, Senior Vice-President Viktor Ignatenkov and Chief...
UA Non-Political · 22. December 2014
A Simple Definition of Wealth ---------------------------------------------------------- Russian Baptists Visit the War Zones of Eastern Ukraine M o s c o w -- A report on Eastern Ukraine published on the website of the “Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists” on 16 December offers a simple definition of wealth: “Warm heaters, light, cold and hot water, food in the fridge”. A team of Baptists from the Kransnodar and Rostov regions, which just visited the war-torn region held...
UA Non-Political · 15. October 2013
Taking Our Kids out onto the Streets ------------------------------------------------------------------------- A debate involving Donetsk Christian University has its first birthday Commentary M o s c o w -- It's been a year since a tempest swept through Ukrainian evangelicalism. That minor storm was caused by the moderate position of Olena Panych (“Elena Panich” in Russian), then a vice rector at Donetsk Christian University (DCU), on the issue of homosexuality. It began when the...
UA Non-Political · 17. August 2013
Turbulent Times among Ukraine’s Charismatics --------------------------------------------------------------- Two more church divisions have occurred M o s c o w -- In a statement released on 17 June and signed by 12 bishops, 235 of the 345 congregations belonging to the 20.000-member “Ukrainian Christian Evangelical Church” (UKhETs) announced their withdrawal from the church. This occurred after the church’s senior bishop, Leonid Padun (born 1960), founder and senior pastor of a...
UA Non-Political · 08. November 2011
Another Kind of Liberation --------------------------------------------------------- A German intends to help liberate Ukraine from hand-outs M o s c o w – Sometimes a choice exists between good and better. On the issue of humanitarian aid, Dieter Staudt, an agricultural advisor in Lebedin (Sumy region of north-eastern Ukraine) writes: “It is of course laudable when clothes and other daily needs are gathered and sent off to the post-Soviet countries. But this has been going on for 20 years...
UA Non-Political · 15. June 2011
Putting an End to Orphanages ----------------------------------------------------- Regarding the efforts of Ukrainian pastor Gennady Mokhnenko M o s c o w – Eastern European people of good will usually support the retention and improvement of orphanages. But the Ukrainian pastor Gennady Mokhnenko expects the exact opposite: He wants them eliminated. In a recent interview this Charismatic pastor described his “mega-dream”: “The ceremonial closure of the last orphanage on the terrain of...
UA Non-Political · 18. September 2009
Ukrainian Baptists Celebrate in Kiev -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Resurgence and continuity on the 400th anniversary of the Baptist movement Commentary M o s c o w / K i e v – Ukrainian Baptists have like no other East European Baptist union made a successful leap into the public limelight. That was apparent during the four-day-long celebrations in the Ukrainian capital marking the 400th birthday of the global Baptist movement. Beginning on 27...