Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly
In some parts of the world, a life of witness requires great courage.
Jun 16, 2017. evangelism, freedom, persecution. Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly. Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly.
Evangelism, Iranian Style
Amid persecution and a travel ban, Iran’s youth want community and transformation from within.
Amid persecution and a travel ban, Iran's youth want community and transformation from within. Evangelism, Iranian Style. Amid persecution and a travel
How Do We Get at Effective Outreach?
As the mission field changes, churches will change.
of the gospel in their networks—how they treated women, slaves, and outsiders; how the family was oriented; and how they were joyful even in the face of persecution and suffering
The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker
Their sins and scandals were extreme, but it’s too easy to dismiss them as an aberration.
unprecedented access to the halls of power. This frame of mind can be a godsend during times of persecution. But as the Bakkers' story underscores
Our Hospitality Mandate (Part One)
What Does an Authentic Christian Reception of Syrian Refugees to the United States Look Like?
It would be difficult to look away from the needs Wan lists as the push factors: war, political persecution, abuse of power, exploitation of the vulnerable, natural disasters, world poverty
China, House Churches, and the Growth of the Kingdom
Two-thirds of Chinese Christians attend a house church.
Many chose the latter. To understand the nature of persecution/ freedom, keep in mind these realities: The issue isn't so much freedom of religion as it is freedom of assembly.
Modeling the Ministry Success of Jesus
Why do we expect to be welcomed and cheered in our communities?
Will followers of Christ succumb to this 'safe' belief and, in so doing, reject the life of persecution and judgement Jesus actually experienced while on this earth?
Turning the World Upside Down, Down Under
As Americans debate the Benedict Option, anti-Christian fervor in Australia has convinced me that we need a more disruptive strategy.
Soft Persecution. This had led to what Australian journalist Angela Shanahan has called a “soft persecution” of Christians who speak out against progressive ideologies.