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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?

Freedom Memorial at Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin (Photo credit: Johann H. Addicks - de.wikipedia.org: 03:33, 21. Mär. 2006, free use)

The Berlin Wall and the Hunger for Freedom: Then and Now

November 9, 2014

We should follow in the footsteps of Eastern Europeans, or someday there will be a memorial to America: “We just didn’t want Freedom enough.”

Former Lost Boys at IRD's Sudan Vigil 2002 w/  then U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon. (Photo: Steve Rempe)

The Good Lie: Honoring the Journey of South Sudan’s Lost Boys

October 30, 2014

Have you seen “The Good Lie” yet? Don’t miss seeing this wonderful story of Sudan’s Lost Boys. And don’t miss an opportunity to encourage Hollywood to make more movies with great values and messages.

(Photo credit: National Security Task Force)

Twitter Rally Wednesday to Urge Congress Act Against ISIS

October 14, 2014

On Wednesday, October 15, from 12 noon to 10 PM Eastern Time, hundreds of concerned citizens will participate in a Twitter campaign on behalf of the persecuted and beleaguered people of the Middle East…

(Photo credit: Motive Entertainment and "The Good Lie.")

The Lost Boys and “The Good Lie”

October 6, 2014

I remember when the Sudanese Lost Boys arrived, with little more than the clothes on their backs. The one prized possession that many clutched was the Bible.

Lost Boys on 400 mile walk to Ethiopia after attack by muharaleen Islamists on their village. (Photo credit: The Good Lie/Motive Entertainment)

Sudan’s Lost Boys and “The Good Lie”

October 3, 2014

“The Good Lie” is the first film to drop you into the beginning of the Lost Boys’ story.

Lost Boy preaching at Kakuma Refugee Camp (Photo credit: The Good Lie/Motive Entertainment)

The Good Lie and The Lost Boys: A True Story

October 2, 2014

On Friday, 10/3, the new Warner Brothers film, The Good Lie, opens in 40 cities across the USA. If you are in one of those cities, I hope you will go see this film about Sudan’s Lost Boys right away, opening weekend!

U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry displays the symbol for Christians painted by ISIS on their houses. (Photo credit: Faith McDonnell)

“Silence is Full of Blood”

September 16, 2014

“In the Middle East and in Africa, silence is not ‘golden’ anymore. Silence is full of blood.”

In "Prince Caspian," the Pevensie children are delighted to be back in Narnia, but don't yet know what battles lie ahead for them. (Photo credit: Skandar Keynes website)

Everything You Know is About to Change: Why I Will Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2014

I mourn the loss of the innocence, deception or not, that our country possessed prior to 9/11. I mourn the loss of the thousands of our best and brightest young men and women in the armed forces.

From the Never Forget 9-11 Facebook Page

Never Forget 9/11

September 11, 2014

A poem in honor of their fallen brothers written by a number of firefighters.

ISIS plan to build the Caliphate (Photo credit: ISIS, I guess via Daily Mail)

Six More Facts about ISIS

September 10, 2014

Six more somewhat random facts about the brutality and strategy of ISIS that all add up to an extremely bad situation.

Firefighters from Farmingville, NY 
entering ground zero  through dust and smoke of the destroyed World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (Photo by: cedarpostsblogspot.com)

Living Victims of 9/11

September 9, 2014

The venomous evil directed at us that day poisoned us in many ways, but this becomes more than metaphor when applied to thousands of living victims, sick and dying from illnesses and injuries.