Vigils Continue for Tiananmen Dead

As the world marked the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on 4 June 1989, police would not allow in-person vigils in Hong Kong for the first time since 1990. In June 1989, Chinese army troops brutally supressed peaceful protests for freedom and democracy, killing and wounding thousands of people in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.Continue reading “Vigils Continue for Tiananmen Dead”

What Do the Scriptures Say About Peace?

Peace is something everyone wants, yet few seem to find. What is peace? It can be defined as “tranquility, harmony, or security.” Depending on the situation, it could mean “prosperity” or “well-being.” Various forms of the word peace are found 429 times in the King James Version of the Bible. There are different types ofContinue reading “What Do the Scriptures Say About Peace?”

People Are Out There Surviving

Not long ago a reader shared a profound comment in reply to a post on my Facebook page. This is one of the most powerful stories we’ve received from readers of the Heaven book: We—very suddenly and unexpectedly—lost our 16-year-old son on 10/6. He was the fourth of our five children. I have struggled mightilyContinue reading “People Are Out There Surviving”

A Healthy Loneliness

Nearly half of Americans always or sometimes feel alone. Nearly half of Britons over 65 consider the television or a pet their main source of company. Scientists have long known that loneliness is emotionally painful and can lead to psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. But recently they’ve also discovered how bad it is for the body.Continue reading “A Healthy Loneliness”

20 Quotes from Tim Keller on Resurrection Hope

I recently read Tim Keller’s stirring new book Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter (Viking, 2021) [interview]. Here are 20 quotes that caught my attention. The greatest threat to our hope for a better world is not the natural environment but the various evils that continually spring from the human heart.Continue reading “20 Quotes from Tim Keller on Resurrection Hope”