Christians in Syria who share their faith have always faced danger, but the escalating civil war is making evangelistic efforts even more difficult.
If you ingest a steady dose of daily news, it would be easy to grow weary of the din of the average day, the discordant sounds of a culture awash in controversy. An issue may startle and grab you, but just as soon as you begin to digest it, another wild and upsetting story comes along, like the rolling tide of a stormy sea.
I caught this over at the Desiring God blog, and it was too good not to share. This is D.A. Carson’s summary of the Bible in 221 words.
My dad was in the FBI for just shy of 30 years. As a kid, I thought everyone's dad took a gun off his belt and another off his ankle at the end of each work day. Now I know that everyone didn't have the chance to shoot an uzi with their dad at a gun range, or see him drive home in a telephone van as his temporary work vehicle. For me, it was just part of growing up.
Those privileged to communicate the good news, in any format, would do well to consider the weight of their words.
It seems that we are always looking for the next best thing in our lives. We look forward to retirement, graduation, grandkids, a bigger house. However, there is something to be said for enjoying exactly where you are.
Abortion clinics across the nation have increasingly been offering discounts for their services on Sundays, partly to counter afternoon church protests by pro-life Christians.
Responsibilities, entertainment, distractions, worries, memories and more compete for our brain space. Thankfully, God gives us direction so we can order our thoughts, instead of our thoughts ordering us!
As always, parents try to keep an eye on teens to prevent them from doing stupid, self-destructive things, and teens always succeed in evading them. This time it's happening with social media.
Remember when the atheist group posted the fake Jefferson quote? Now the socially conservative ForAmerica has followed suit.
A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and "liquidated" the church.
I was struck by this full-page ad that ran in this past Sunday’s New York Times. The advertisement was placed in response to the current debate about banning oversized soft drinks in New York City.
If there is a theme to our day, it’s that “it’s all about me.” The technical term is narcissism.
“There are times when the actual experience of leaving something makes you wish desperately that you could stay, and then there are times when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over why exactly you had to leave in the first place.” ― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet
The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt's first presidential election with 51.7 percent of the vote, and the result has immediately sparked concerns for Christians and religious minorities.
How to handle overt and covert criticism.
Forty armed Hindu radicals in India barged into the home of a convert from Hinduism to Christianity on June 9 to forcibly re-convert him.
A new report by the Pew Research Center shows more evidence of a growing religious divide between Republicans and Democrats.
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