Weekend Edition—June 3, 2016
British Evangelicalism, A Confession, Military chaplains, church signs and more!
British Evangelicalism, A Confession, Military chaplains, church signs and more! What happens when the military chaplain is shaken by war—Michelle Boorstein.
Accused MK Counterfeiter Asks To Be Released to YWAM
Son of Uganda missionaries allegedly smuggled $400,000 into US inside child sponsorship pamphlets.
He later married the granddaughter of Idi Amin, a military dictator who ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979 and is accused of torturing and killing up to 500,000 people.
Nigerian State Proposes Banning Preaching Without a License
An “obnoxious” bill would require pastors to procure an annual permit and ban playing evangelical tapes and CDs in public.
For more than 30 years, a state in Africa's most populous country essentially ignored a law put in place by its military government that required preachers to get licenses, limited the
Weekend Edition—April 15, 2016
North Korea, a Footnote, the Developing World, and more!
It's also been recently reported that a high-ranking colonel from North Korean military's General Reconnaissance Bureau defected to the south sometime last year.
World Relief: One Family’s story—Finding New Dreams
The lives of the war-torn are changed with World Relief’s help.
to them as heroes. By the time he was 17, he applied to work as an interpreter for the US military, but was rejected for being too young. A year later, he
Continue to Ponder Christian Soldiers
Our series covered a lot of ground, but we didn't hear from everyone affected by war.
read my book Reborn on the Fourth of July knows that I am about as pacifist as they come—but I have also tempered my pacifism with reasonability, with the reality of military service as
Nigerian Churches Unite, Launch Plan Against World's Deadliest Terrorists
For the first time, Anglicans, Catholics, and Pentecostals have a strategy to defend and restore Christians decimated by Boko Haram.
After military rule and civil war yielded to a democratically elected government—headed by a Christian president—in 1999, the ruling Muslim political class in the north moved to
Vision: An Odd but Necessary Thing
Vision is important, but the object of vision is primary.
In government, politicians cast a vision for a better tomorrow around themes of change and hope. In the military, generals rally their troops with a vision of victory.
How Patriotic Church Services Misunderstand the Military
They sing anthems that reverence God and country, but speak little of the lived experiences of veterans.
How Patriotic Church Services Misunderstand the Military. Todd Lovell/ January 7, 2016. How Patriotic Church Services Misunderstand the Military. Jim Lopes / Shutterstock.
The Christian's best option is love.
Many in the West call for greater military containment, humanitarian work, and firmer borders. These, however, will not be enough. We must sow seeds of trust and confidence.
Neither Heroes Nor Head-Cases
A better framework for ministering to military members.
Neither Heroes Nor Head-Cases. A better framework for ministering to military members. Neither Heroes Nor Head-Cases. A better framework for ministering to military members.
Ukraine Debates Celebrating Christmas Twice over Crimea
A global roundup of the politics of Christmas in 2015.
Meanwhile, the Kiev Patriarchate—the Moscow Patriarchate's Orthodox competition—sent military chaplains to the front, declared that Putin was under Satan's influence, and lobbied