Alleluia is Our Song

by (@Cuchulain09) April 20, 2014

For many Christians around the world, Good Friday is always present. But even those who live with oppression, hunger, imprisonment, torture, and death know in their hearts the reality that they are Easter People, and “Alleluia” is their song.

Putin’s Crusade Against Pro-Western Christianity

by (@RyanMauro) April 16, 2014

Putin’s Christian Marxism was originally promoted by the KGB. As a former KGB officer himself, this version of the faith would appeal to Putin as a way of reconciling Russian nationalism, service to the state and personal religious beliefs.

Aid to Syrians: What Christians are Doing

by (@TheIRD) April 2, 2014

“Syria was a safe place for Christians until the imploding civil war,” notes Bishop Julian Dobbs, an official with the Christian aid agency Barnabas Fund in Washington D.C. “Many of the rebel forces who are trying to remove President Assad are afflicted with Islamic terrorist groups and are determined to dismantle the Christian presence in Syria.”

Lord Alton Challenges West: Respond to Persecution!

by (@Cuchulain09) March 20, 2014

Speaking at Brentwood Cathedral, Essex for Lent, Lord Alton of Liverpool criticized the response of the West to global Christian persecution. “Secular society has got its priorities wrong but so have western churches which too easily become intoxicated with their own introspective navel-gazing,” Alton declared. He challenged Western Christians to more courageously decide “what to do with the time that is given us.”

Staff-Dominated and Well-Funded, UMC’s Lobby Office Continues without Winkler

by (@JohnLomperis) January 31, 2014

As longtime chief Jim Winkler exits, it is worth examining the institutional momentum of the United Methodist Church’s GBCS as it continues without him.

Are Persecuted Christians Worthy of Concern in Syria but not North Korea?

by (@JohnLomperis) January 30, 2014

Why is the United Methodist Church’s lobby office concerned for persecuted Christians in Syria but not in North Korea?

Al-Qaeda vs. Al-Qaeda Lite in Syria

by (@RyanMauro) January 10, 2014

Don’t get too excited by the headlines of a new“revolution” in Syria against Al-Qaeda. The offensive is led by the Islamic Front, a Salafist coalition backed by Saudi Arabia with the explicit goal of instituting Sharia. These are not the saviors of Syria’s Christian minority and other opponents of Islamism.

Brian McLaren’s Five Errors about Christian Persecution, Part One

by (@Cuchulain09) October 10, 2013

Graduate school at the University of Maryland (recently named the 10th best party school in the United States) was quite a shock after the protected, Christian environment of my college. So in the hedonistic sea of fellow teaching assistants and much of the English Department faculty, I was overjoyed to meet another Christian who, like me, was teaching freshmen composition while working on a Master’s degree.

PCUSA partners in Syria plead for peace

by (@TheIRD) September 20, 2013

“No to the [proposed U.S.] strike [against Syria], yes for dialogue, and yes for a political solution that will save the lives of thousands and thousands.”

That was the message delivered by the Rev. Dr. Riad Jarjour in a Sept. 10 webinarhosted by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Jarjour, a pastor in the PCUSA’s partner church in Syria, was joined in the webinar by a fellow leader in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, as well as a Syrian-American PCUSA pastor and top officials of the U.S. denomination.

Remarks on Syria War at St John the Baptist Catholic Church

by (@markdtooley) September 20, 2013

(Following are remarks in a Syria discussion with Just War theorist Father John Langan of Georgetown University on September 18 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Silver Spring, MD. Part of these remarks were published yesterday in Patheos.) It’s a privilege speak here this evening, my first time to speak in a Catholic […]