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Preparing for Spiritual Battle: A Disclaimer

January 30, 2015

Much spiritual warfare seems focused on personal and “culture war” issues, and evangelism, not issues beyond our borders. We need spiritual warfare waged on behalf of the persecuted church.

Northern Irish Worship Band Rend Collective leads powerful praise at the Patriot Center (Photo credit: Natalie J. Plumb, Catholic Diocese of Arlington)

Life is VERY Good When We are One

January 26, 2015

It was good to know that, Catholics and Protestants together, we are one — not only in our concern for the unborn and others vulnerable in this culture of death — but one in the Body of Christ!

Aragorn's speech at the Black Gate (Photo credit: The Return of the King)


January 21, 2015

Some Christians are in denial about the evil we face, and pray passively “for peace,” but the Bible tells us do battle against principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Father Gleb discusses the KGB secret files with Constantine Muravnik of Georgetown, and IRD director Kent Hill and staff member Stan De Boe, 1992. (Photo credit: IRD archives/Lonni Jackson)

Remembering Father Gleb Yakunin (March 4, 1934 – December 25, 2014)

December 30, 2014

IRD mourns the death on Christmas Day of Russian Orthodox priest and dissident, Father Gleb Pavlovich Yakunin. Rest in peace & rise in Glory.

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Rethinking Christmas Lights, Part Two

December 23, 2014

How could liking pretty Christmas lights lead to apostasy? It’s What Lies Beneath that’s the problem!

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Rethinking Christmas Lights, Part One

December 22, 2014

I have always considered Christmas lights to be “Christmas-lite.” They are the fun and festive part of Christmas, but what do they have to do with the “Reason for the season”?

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Christmas and “The Least Common Denominator Jesus”

December 18, 2014

Christians from a Muslim background do not look for fake similarities between Jesus and Isa, in hopes of appeasing those who oppose Christ’s Sonship.

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North Korea Freedom Coalition Sounds a Call for Action

December 11, 2014

A December 10 press conference, called by the North Korea Freedom Coalition (NKFC), highlighted the terrible plight of nine North Korean orphan escapees who were forcibly repatriated to North Korea by the Chinese and Laotian governments.

Senator Barbara Mikulski (Photo source: Quinton Report)

URGENT: Save the US Commission on International Religious Freedom!

December 5, 2014

Phone calls are needed TODAY to push Congress to continue funding the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Bible in Armenian Church in Iran (Photo credit: Our Sister)

Middle East Concern’s Update on Iranian Christians

November 17, 2014

Sharing Middle East Concern’s update on Iranian house church members imprisoned for their faith.

Washington National Cathedral (Photo credit: Faith J. H. McDonnell)

A Letter to Global South Anglicans

November 14, 2014

One wonders how far the Cathedral will go to accommodate the service. Will they remove the Cross?

The U.S.S. Scorpion (Photo Credit: Naval History and Heritage Command)

In Peril on the Sea

November 12, 2014

This was posted for Memorial Day, but I am reposting because it is about veterans, too.