What Christian Aid Workers Want You to Know About Afghanistan

Your description of the current situation in Afghanistan, with notes from Arley and Pat, was encouraging. And we really enjoyed the culturally accurate cover picture.

I could relate to the draw Western workers have to the Afghan culture and its people. The graciousness of the Afghan people echoes the account of Abraham and Sarah caring for their three divine visitors in Genesis 18. I lived and worked in several Muslim-majority countries, and here in Canada, I have several close friends from the Middle East. Their grace and goodness embrace my every visit.

1 out of 3 New Guitars Are Purchased for Worship Music

Playing at churches is one of the few ways left to make money playing music. I know atheists who pull $30K a year [at it].

Safeguard Gaps Leave Refugees Vulnerable to Sexual Abuse, Exploitation

These dangers are real. When my wife was a refugee during war in her country, she was with her family. But a friend ended up in a refugee camp where one of the workers—who was also a minister—raped this friend. Predators prey on the most vulnerable.

Why Christians Keep Preaching to Themselves

I think the author does an excellent work in pointing out sin in the believer, but then we must always be pointing to the Lord as the overcoming power. We cannot pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps. I have left some services feeling wretched as I looked inward. I have also left after some sermons that I felt like worshiping the God who pardons and empowers one so weak as me.

Why Environmental Destruction Is Bad for Worship

Tish Harrison Warren’s point that the health of the creation is intimately entwined with the health of our worship is well taken. However, as a ...

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