According to Jesus, discipleship begins with complete allegiance to Him as Lord. Even the bond of familial love must yield to the eternal relationship of divine love accomplished for us in Christ! Shockingly, Jesus said, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers... Continue Reading →
Chen Ups and Downs
UPDATE: Poor Chen Guangchen. His case is reportedly moving along, but the answers are not coming to some serious questions about Chen's future. Will there be retribution for those who helped Chen escape? Will he actually be permitted to leave the country? How is his health? Apparently, the U.S. Embassy has abandoned Chen. It is... Continue Reading →
Clarity on Honor Killings
I have posted several times about the troubling rise of so-called "Honor Killings" in North America. I am happy to report that Canada has stepped up to the plate and and taken a mighty swing against the heinous Muslim practice of killing your children in order to protect your honor. One wonders how indeed it... Continue Reading →
Path to True Blessing?
How do you know when you are blessed? On first blush, you might respond that you know you are blessed when you have peace with God and peace with your wife and family. Many of us would think we are blessed when we have plenty of money. We think that NFL players who get paid... Continue Reading →
What the Blind Man Sees
Blind human rights activist Chen has reportedly died from the torture and beatings he has endured at the hands of the Communist Chinese. However, as this story notes, no one can be sure of whether Chen is alive or dead, given the fact that the Communist government has sealed off access to Chen and has... Continue Reading →
Islam Run Amok
UPDATE: Thanks to Nina Shea, we now have word that Pastor Yousef did not waiver in his faith. He stood firm and once again refused to deny Christ. From the court proceeding: The Washington Post’s blog Religion Right Now posted a piece by Jordan Sekulow that included the following excerpt from court proceedings this week:... Continue Reading →
Some Relief for Sudanese Christians?
Sudan has been a nation at war for years. The Muslims of the north have waged an all out war against the non-Muslims of the south, who are mostly Christians and animists. As of today, South Sudan is a country of its own. Let's hope this move brings peace. Indeed, let's pray for peace. The... Continue Reading →
Maybe Some Good News from Iran
According to the Jubilee Campaign, there is good news from Iran. Pastor Youcef will not be executed for being a Christian in Iran. The report makes it unclear exactly what will happen next. It almost sounds as though he will be asked to deny Christ and return to Islam in order to have the charges... Continue Reading →
Good News for Freedom
I just read that Geert Wilders has been acquitted of his hate speech charges for voicing his opinions about Islam. This is good news for the whole world. If you haven't followed the story, or you are not aware of its importance, see here or here or even here.
Remember those in prison as though in prison with them...
A Painfully Good Question
I will be out of the country for a few weeks, but I wanted to leave you with a painfully good question that comes to us from a Jew: "Why don't Christians help Christians?" The question was asked by Dennis Prager with reverent concern for the health of American Christianity. His article (read it here)... Continue Reading →
Arab Spring More Like Kentucky Spring
Spring is supposed to be the time of blossoming life. Flower buds burst forth with petals gleaming white against the grassy green canvas of trees and lawns. Purple, pink, and yellow splash throughout the portrait we call spring. It is springtime. But in Kentucky, spring has brought violent storms, tornadoes, and rain. Lots of rain.... Continue Reading →
Out of the New Egypt
In his mid-twenties, Mikail Nabil has determined to make his life count. Like many Americans of the same age, Mr. Nabil spends his days keeping his friends and followers up to date through his blog posts and social networks. And, also like many Americans, Mr. Nabil is not afraid to share his political views. Unlike... Continue Reading →
Why the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?
Recently, a friend and brother in Christ bombarded me with a dozen or so questions pertaining to aspects of the Christian faith which have recently been puzzling him. I asked and received permission from him to post my responses here on this blog, thinking that if he has these questions, then others may have them... Continue Reading →
The Pastor’s Wife
The position of "pastor's wife" is a difficult one at any time in any place, but this recently released video of Sabina Wurmbrand puts it in a whole new light. Sabina's husband, Richard, was the founder of Voice of the Martyrs. Her story is almost as dramatic as his. This new video tells her story... Continue Reading →