The Path to Persecution

In the present culture wars it has become a regular practice among the armies of the politically correct to vilify those who defend historic Christianity. We are blamed for being exclusive, homophobic, racist transphobes. If we attempt to disagree politely and encourage rational argument, we are blamed for being white supremacists because being calm andContinue reading “The Path to Persecution”

Persecution of Christians Worldwide Is Increasing

‘Persecuted and Forgotten?’ examines the situation in 24 countries between October 2020 and September 2022, and concludes that in three-quarters of places the oppression or persecution of Christians grew worse during this period. The countries are mostly located in Africa, the Middle East and Asia but the report finds that a factor in the worsening climateContinue reading “Persecution of Christians Worldwide Is Increasing”

Christian Persecution in America

Christian persecution around the world is one of the biggest human rights issues of our lifetime. In many nations, someone who professes faith in Jesus can be arrested, tortured or even killed. Churches are illegal in many countries, or even owning a Bible.  Persecution of Christians only happens in countries far away from America, right?Continue reading “Christian Persecution in America”

Everything Sad Is Untrue

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll shout hallelujah. It’s hard to describe the exact experience of reading Daniel Nayeri’s Everything Sad Is Untrue. I can’t say I’ve read anything like it before. It’s a coming-of-age memoir. It’s a Christian testimony. It’s a refugee’s inside look at religion and geopolitics. It’s the anguished cry of a boyContinue reading “Everything Sad Is Untrue”

Six Months of Ukraine Prayer

On the six-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion, today Ukraine marked a somber national holiday. Last year on August 24, large crowds flooded Kyiv to celebrate 30 years of independence from the Soviet Union. For year 31, Ukrainians were ordered indoors—yet remain defiant. “On Feb. 24, we were told: You have no chance,” said President VolodymyrContinue reading “Six Months of Ukraine Prayer”

He Doesn’t Shield Us from Everything

My rambunctious, sometimes out-of-control sons love to wrestle and battle each other with pretty much anything that could remotely resemble a weapon. They’ve also recently learned how to deflect their brothers’ blows by crafting shields from cardboard boxes with strings attached to slide their arms through. While these cardboard shields may be effective enough forContinue reading “He Doesn’t Shield Us from Everything”