Kiss the Son

Last Saturday night, with great fanfare and razzamatazz, under tight security and the gaze of a television audience, twenty-two of Egypt’s Pharaohs were moved to their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation. The eighteen kings and four queens—some of them the most famous of Egypt’s rulers, including Rameses II and Hatshepsut, oneContinue reading “Kiss the Son”

Starvation Faces East Africa

More than seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation, according to Christian humanitarian organization World Vision. The charity warns if the international community does not act now, thousands of children could face long-term health consequences or die. “It’s heart-breaking that the lives of millions of children inContinue reading “Starvation Faces East Africa”

Justin Bieber Did What?

Justin Bieber has headed to a Los Angeles prison to spread the Word of God. Bieber, a committed Christian, visited inmates at the California State Prison with his pastor, Judah Smith, in Palmdale, California. Entertainment website TMZ states that according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the warden of the state prison signedContinue reading “Justin Bieber Did What?”

Christians Targeted in Palm Sunday Suicide Bombing

Two attackers blew themselves up outside a packed Roman Catholic cathedral during a Palm Sunday Mass on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, wounding at least 20 people, police said. A video obtained by The Associated Press showed body parts scattered near a burning motorbike at the gates of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar, theContinue reading “Christians Targeted in Palm Sunday Suicide Bombing”

The Perils of the Girl’s Bathroom

Last week, a pastor friend told me about a new problem he is facing in his congregation. I hesitate to call it a “first world pastoral problem” because that runs the risk of trivializing it, of making it seem akin to those issues only deemed catastrophic by chattering-class Westerners—a sudden shortage of quinoa at WholeContinue reading “The Perils of the Girl’s Bathroom”

Mission Thriving Not Just Surviving

After the pandemic last year brought major shutdowns and changes worldwide, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) was worried the number of people willing to serve on the mission field would drop. However, that’s not what happened. In fact, MAF’s department manager of mobilization Crissie Rask says, “We had almost twice as many people that interviewed and did technical evaluationsContinue reading “Mission Thriving Not Just Surviving”

Don’t Look at It but Along It

Life came to a screeching halt nearly a year ago because of the COVID lockdown. This suspension of normal life brought with it the opportunity for reflection, something our busy lives rarely afford. One area the spring lockdown helped us consider afresh is work. For many, work slowed dramatically; for others, it got suspended indefinitelyContinue reading “Don’t Look at It but Along It”

It’s Time for Your Propaganda

Spinning the news is not new. The news media withholding relevant information from the public is not new. Presenting the news in such a way as to push people a certain direction is not new. Proclaiming propaganda disguised as news is not new. None of this is new. I suppose the only thing that isContinue reading “It’s Time for Your Propaganda”

Professor Suspended for Critiquing Trans Military Policy

A Christian university professor has been suspended from Facebook for voicing disagreement with President Joe Biden’s executive order allowing trans-identifying individuals to serve in the U.S. military. Robert Gagnon, who teaches New Testament theology at Houston Baptist University and is a renowned scholar on the subject of sexuality, was locked out of his Facebook accountContinue reading “Professor Suspended for Critiquing Trans Military Policy”