Where It Is Most Dangerous for Christians

One in every nine Christians in the world lives in an area, or in a culture, in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden, or punished, according to the latest report on global persecution by Open Doors USA. That’s a 14 percent increase over the previous year. For the past 27 years, the organization has published theContinue reading “Where It Is Most Dangerous for Christians”

Remembering the Syrian Christians

So quickly the headlines turn from Syria and the Middle East to debt ceiling debates and budget resolutions.   In Syria war is a durable commodity. Just because America blinked doesn’t mean the conflict went away. Even as Secretary of State John Kerry explained his “unbelievably small” war plan—and President Barack Obama polished his speech derailingContinue reading “Remembering the Syrian Christians”

The Myth of the Persecuted American Church

American Christians have a peculiar fascination with the Persecuted Church. We love books such as Radical and The Insanity of God that show what it is like to completely sell out to God and sacrifice everything for the Gospel. I think there are several reasons we love this. We love seeing other Christian’s faithfulness andContinue reading “The Myth of the Persecuted American Church”