Understanding What Is Happening In Myanmar

According to my contacts in Yangon, COVID-19 is rife. The confirmed death toll has risen sharply to hundreds per day. Few are vaccinated. Almost a third of public hospitals are or have been closed. Relatives, friends, and aid providers risk being shot or detained as they queue to try to get oxygen cylinders to theContinue reading “Understanding What Is Happening In Myanmar”

Pastor Tackles Gunman During Worship Service

This pastor Sunday (Nov 7), Nashville Light Mission Pentecostal Church’s pastor Ezekiel Ndikumana tackled a man who took the stage, pulled out a gun, and started pointing it at congregants during the pastor’s altar call. The gunman, who has been identified as 26-year-old Dezire Baganda, currently faces up to 15 charges of felony assault and will likely be givenContinue reading “Pastor Tackles Gunman During Worship Service”

Nigerian Christians Need Our Prayers

Your prayers are again desperately needed for our family in Nigeria, following another attack on Christians, this time by a group of bandits. The incident reflects the increasing and shocking impunity with which armed bandits and extremist Islamic militants are wreaking havoc across Nigeria, with Christians often amongst those targeted. The country is number nineContinue reading “Nigerian Christians Need Our Prayers”

Let’s Not Forget the 17 Captive Missionaries

The Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries urged continued prayers for their 17 missionaries being held captive by the 400 Mawozo gang in Haiti as families of 26 Americans being held hostage around the world recently pressed the Biden administration to push more aggressively to free their loved ones. Nearly three weeks have passed since 17 missionaries workingContinue reading “Let’s Not Forget the 17 Captive Missionaries”

The Church Has Something to Say About Climate Change

According to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, it’s “one minute to midnight” for humanity. According to Prince Charles and numerous other leaders, this is our last and best chance to save humanity. And according to a breathless commentator today, “it’s no exaggeration to say the COP26 (climate change conference) may be the most important summitContinue reading “The Church Has Something to Say About Climate Change”

Myanmar’s Civil War Spreads

The outgoing U.N. envoy to Myanmar says civil war has spread throughout the country. Brian Dennett describes the brutal fighting via AMG international partners in the country. “One community effectively held off the military using handmade guns and weapons. They were celebrating that fact, only to be bombed by an aircraft sent by the militaryContinue reading “Myanmar’s Civil War Spreads”

The New Face of Racism: Anti-Racism

The dogma of “anti-racism” began with an incontrovertible reality: For centuries, black Americans have been the victims of structural and often violent discrimination — slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, and attitudes and norms that, to this day, exacerbate poverty and racial disparity. Where anti-racism made its radical departure was in its view about how to fixContinue reading “The New Face of Racism: Anti-Racism”

What Is Happening to Our Military?

The highest echelon of the U.S. military is becoming dysfunctional.  There are too many admirals and generals for the size of the current U.S. military. It now boasts three times the number of four-star admirals and generals than we had during World War II—when the country was in an existential war for survival and when,Continue reading “What Is Happening to Our Military?”

17 Missionaries Kidnapped

A group of 17 missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.Continue reading “17 Missionaries Kidnapped”

Family Leave Matters, Christian

When our twins were born in 2019, I took six weeks off work. My husband did too—thanks to his then-employer’s family leave plan, offered equally to new mothers and fathers alike—and it’s impossible to overstate how indispensable his leave became. It wasn’t that I had a difficult physical recovery. Mercifully, I didn’t, especially by theContinue reading “Family Leave Matters, Christian”