The global persecution of churchgoers is the unreported catastrophe of our time. According to the Pew Forum, between 2006 and 2010 Christians faced some form of discrimination, either de jure or de facto, in a staggering total of 139 nations, which is almost three-quarters of all the countries on earth. According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, an average of 100,000 Christians have been killed in what the centre calls a ‘situation of witness’ each year for the past decade. That works out to 11 Christians killed somewhere in the world every hour, seven days a week and 365 days a year, for reasons related to their faith.
You know, there is nothing more basic than this particular issue when it comes to living a Christ-oriented life. We tend to live day to day, and just react to […]
Anyone who spends any amount of time on social media will tell you it can be a bitterly disappointing experience. Trolls seem to be a dime a dozen. They are […]
James Chapter 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. […]
In 1887, in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton, John Dalberg-Acton (commonly referred to as Lord Acton) wrote: “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, […]