Category: Faith

The Parable of the Fast

The Fast was coming, and the Dignitary knew if he was going to give himself to the people, he must first give himself to God. He sought out the Seer and asked him, “What does...

/ February 16, 2018

Judges: ICE Can’t Deport 100 Christians to Indonesia (Yet)

This story is published in full at Christianity Today On February 1, a federal judge put a halt to the deportation of about 50 Indonesian Christians living in New Hampshire. The next day, a different...

/ February 8, 2018

Recovering Eden

Eden Strategic Planning Our task in resuscitating the blessed garden of creation is not, firstly, to remove all pain from the world. Sorrow, grief, toil are the new conditions, like moss on all the trees,...

/ February 2, 2018

The First Evil

The first act of evil in history was not what you’d expect. It came about in a peaceful, verdant garden. It came soothingly. Surreptitiously. Seemingly innocently. Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the...

/ January 30, 2018

Be Pro-All-Life

Today is the March for Life. As Christians, we are called to be life-giving. Imitators of the Father, who breathed life into creation. Disciples of Christ, who grants new life through his death and resurrection....

/ January 19, 2018

Why We Should Return to the Catechism

Catechism is a mostly forgotten word. Many Protestants know it only in a Catholic context–and therefore approach it skeptically. The idea of turning to a catechism for learning the faith is confusing to some and...

/ January 18, 2018

Four Traps of Our Bible-Reading Plans

Each Christian, desiring to grow in knowledge of God and his Word, can go quickly and often to the Bible. Bibles are abundant. Nearly 90 percent of American families have a Bible in the house....

/ January 4, 2018

Understanding the Jerusalem Issue: A Brief Reading List

For decades, presidents have vowed to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move would not-so-subtly signpost Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It would also severely strain relations with...

/ December 22, 2017

Calvin of Arabia: Protestant Theology Translated into Arabic

This story was originally published in Christianity Today and can be read here.  Most of the theological writings that shaped Western society over the last 500 years cannot be found on Middle Eastern bookshelves. Few...

/ November 28, 2017

Christians Could Return to Middle East, Thanks to Trump, Deportations

This story was originally published in Christianity Today and can be read here.  When Haitham Jazrawi started working at Kirkuk Presbyterian Church in Iraq in 1991, there were 72 families. Today, there are still 72...

/ October 2, 2017