Is Christianity a White Man’s Religion?

The nagging sense that Christianity is the white man’s religion is an earnest question—and often an objection—voiced on the block, in the barbershop, and in scholarly debates. With our culture eager to be on the right side of history, this question is no longer exclusive to Black folks or other ethnic minorities. White people, especiallyContinue reading “Is Christianity a White Man’s Religion?”

Now Christian College Professors Are Not Considered Ministers

A recent state court case raises questions about whether Christian colleges can determine who serves as a minister at their institutions. The Background: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that while Gordon College is a religious college, an associate professor of social work at the school is “not a ministerial employee.” Margaret DeWeese-Boyd, a tenured associate professorContinue reading “Now Christian College Professors Are Not Considered Ministers”

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”

Pray for Hong Kong

According to a recent article in The Guardian, “Nearly every main voice of dissent in Hong Kong is now in jail or exile.” The latest chapter of Beijing’s grab for power saw “Hong Kong police charge 47 pro-democracy campaigners and politicians with conspiracy to commit subversion. All face life in prison if convicted.” The protests, which began with hopesContinue reading “Pray for Hong Kong”

Persecution of Christian Women on the Rise

The persecution of Christian women worldwide has risen dramatically in the last year, according to a new study by Open Doors International.  Global persecution watchdog group Open Doors International released the 2021 “Same Faith, Different Persecution” report on gender-specific religious persecution (GSRP) to detail the plight of the global persecuted Church and how this especially affects women.Continue reading “Persecution of Christian Women on the Rise”

Where It’s Dangerous to Follow Christ

Where are Christians most persecuted today? This year the top 10 worst persecutors are relatively unchanged. After North Korea is Afghanistan, followed by Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, and India. Nigeria entered the top 10 for the first time, after maxing out Open Doors’s metric for violence. The nation, with Africa’s largest ChristianContinue reading “Where It’s Dangerous to Follow Christ”

More Christians Die on Christmas Eve

A predominantly Christian village in Nigeria was attacked on Christmas Eve, leaving several people dead. At least 11 people were killed in the attack on Pemi village in Borno state, according to AFP news agency. A church was also set on fire and the priest abducted, the news agency reports. The attack has been blamedContinue reading “More Christians Die on Christmas Eve”

A Man Who Understands Hostility Gives Fair Warning to Christians in America

Christians in the US need to “prepare ourselves” for increasing “hostility”, says formerly imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson. Brunson, who spent two years behind bars in Turkey on espionage charges, said during a virtual event that Christians in the US were “not ready” for the “pressure” he believes is coming. “The pressures that we’re seeing inContinue reading “A Man Who Understands Hostility Gives Fair Warning to Christians in America”

Global Terrorism on Decline BUT

According to the 2020 Global Terrorism Index, global deaths from terrorism have fallen for 5 straight years, even as far-right terrorism emerges as a threat in several western countries. Several countries, including Pakistan, India, and Syria, still see high levels of terrorist violence. But Bruce Allen of FMI says we can’t confuse terrorism with the persecution of Christians or otherContinue reading “Global Terrorism on Decline BUT”

They Will Come After You Any Way They Can

Alliance Defending Freedom’s mission is to keep the doors open for the Gospel. This year, our cases representing churches and ministries during COVID-19 government overreach reflect that mission. With God’s blessing, over a dozen churches and ministries who were treated unequally by the government and hindered in their ministry achieved victory in their legal challenges. And weContinue reading “They Will Come After You Any Way They Can”