Beacon Light in Nepal

We appreciated the inspiring and challenging article “Nepal’s Book of Acts” and the beautiful pictures accompanying it [Nov. 9]. We especially appreciated the testimony of Min Raj and his strong belief that men and women are partners in Christ for the work of the kingdom and must be espoused by Christianity worldwide if we are to win this planet for Jesus Christ. His statement should be a beacon of light for us all.

Clyde R. & Dorothy L. Hampton

Aurora, Colo.

Profamily a buzzword?

I read with interest “Washington’s Profamily Activists” [Nov. 9]. Having been on both sides of the fence, I have some observations.

Often the term profamily is little more than a buzzword for the political Right. For Beverly LaHaye to defend support for SDI and opposition to gun control and parental-leave legislation as “profamily” is about as absurd as someone from the Left defending homosexual marriages as “profamily.” Such muddying of profamily concerns serves only to set up Christians for disdain and ridicule and seriously diminishes our credibility on other issues.

Before we rush uncritically to embrace the profamily agenda, Christians need to remember that our foremost job is to lift up the light of Jesus Christ. Too often that focus is splintered or muted, and the body of Christ is divided.

Anne Follis

Edwards, Ill.

Tracts still contemporary tools

I am dismayed over a comment in Chuck Colson’s column “Reaching the Pagan Mind” [Nov. 9]. He says, “The problem is that much of our evangelistic literature was written in the 1950s and 1960s; it assumes ideas and attitudes no longer generally accepted. To reach today’s pagan mind, we may have to drastically overhaul our tracts, brochures, and methods.”

Colson’s remark perpetuates a stereotype ...

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