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”

Should I Get Vaccinated?

With the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic and the journey to find a cure, the question of vaccines has again risen to the forefront. In regards to the pandemic many people see the vaccine as a viable solution to help move forward towards ending the pandemic and bringing things back to “normal”. However, everyone doesContinue reading “Should I Get Vaccinated?”

Christians, Voting Has Changed

The voting patterns of religious groups in the U.S. have been scrutinized since the presidential election for evidence of shifting allegiances among the faithful. Many have wondered if a boost in Catholic support was behind Biden’s win or if a dip in support among evangelicals helped doom Trump. But much less attention has been paidContinue reading “Christians, Voting Has Changed”

Vaccines and the Christian Worldview

Americans of my generation remember the incredible sight of the first human footprints on the moon. In 1969, the Unites States celebrated one of the greatest technological achievements in human history. The Apollo 11 mission took man into space, landed him on the moon, and brought him back safely. Less than a decade before thatContinue reading “Vaccines and the Christian Worldview”

There Are Teaming Up In England to Protect Religious Freedom

The Church of England has joined a consortium of organisations working together to advance freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) around the world. The Freedom of Religion or Belief Leadership Network (FoRBLN) will offer training to parliamentarians and local belief leaders in eight countries across Africa and Asia. The training will cover human rights issuesContinue reading “There Are Teaming Up In England to Protect Religious Freedom”

A Personal Comment on LGBTQI Can Cost You a Year in Prison

Norway has just passed a law making it illegal to criticize the LGBTQI movement in the privacy of one’s own home. Labeling it as ‘hate speech’ the Norwegian Parliament has established heavy fines and up to one year in jail for anyone found to have expressed opinions that are critical of the LGBTQI movement, evenContinue reading “A Personal Comment on LGBTQI Can Cost You a Year in Prison”

The Rise of Internet Censorship

It is true that Google is not imprisoning dissenters in a vast network of prison camps, similar to what Alexander Solzhenitsyn described in The Gulag Archipelago. But there is a good reason that retired NYU professor Michael Rectenwald titled his 2019 book Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom. The reach andContinue reading “The Rise of Internet Censorship”

Even France Weighs In

France is to review a cap on the number of people who can attend in-person church services after Catholic bishops complained. The French government announced last week that the limit on attendance would be set at 30 people, a cap that the bishops said was “unrealistic”. The bishops have argued that rules for businesses areContinue reading “Even France Weighs In”