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The Fellowship of The Suffering

February 3, 2016

We are grateful for the opportunity to share with new readers through Patheos the things in life about which we are most passionate…as a former pastor of mine used to say, “the things that make you pound the table!”

Faith & Chelsen: A new blog on the Patheos Evangelical Channel. (Photo Credit: Fiona McDonnell)

Faith and Chelsen Do Patheos

February 1, 2016

We may not be Thelma and Louise, but we’ll definitely take you on a wild ride. We may even go over a few metaphysical cliffs on our new blog, Faith & Chelsen: Tackling Tough Topics in Church and Culture on the Patheos Evangelical Channel.

Anglican Church in North America Bishops (L-R) David Hicks, John Miller, Julian Dobbs, Archbishop Foley Beach,  John Guernsey and Clark Lowenfeld stand for life. (Photo credit: Faith McDonnell)

Anglicans Celebrate, Protect, and Honor Life

January 25, 2016

As the electric green posters they carry in the March for Life proclaim, Anglicans celebrate, protect, and honor life.

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Christmas Song for the Lost and Broken

December 25, 2015

And if we are honest, we understand that all of us are lost and broken — just that with some, the lostness and brokenness are more visible than with others.

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Rethinking Christmas Lights, Part Two

December 23, 2015

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, 2015

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”?

Drowned at sea. Christian Iraqi children who died on November 17 when their family tried to reach Europe. Not accepted for resettlement in the United States. (Photo Credit: Shai Fund)

The Ongoing Failure to Admit Syrian and Iraqi Christian Refugees

December 14, 2015

Now actually there is a biased test being applied, but the test has the effect of screening out Christians and other religious minorities while letting in thousands of Muslims.

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IRD: Where are the Christian Refugees from Syria?

November 17, 2015

“The U.S. government’s response has been woefully inadequate,” says IRD’s Faith McDonnell. “Neither helping these minorities defend themselves and stay, nor providing them asylum to leave.”

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Faith on Freedom: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (Part 2)

November 6, 2015

Sometimes the horrific news about the persecution of Christians around the world just shocks us, angers us, and leaves us paralyzed. We need to get into the habit of praying in response to that news. Hear more from Faith McDonnell in today’s video.

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IRD Launches Journal Examining U.S. Foreign Policy from Christian Perspective

November 4, 2015

Evangelical Christians are among the most influential groups of activists and voters in America today. Yet, when it comes to scholarly discussion of international affairs, conservative evangelicals are astonishingly underrepresented.

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Happy International Religious Freedom Day! Hope There’ll Be Some Soon!

October 27, 2015

Individual religious liberty is an essential ingredient of democracy and justice. But concern for the religious liberty of our persecuted brothers and sisters must also be at the center of who we are and what we do as American Christians.

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Faith on Freedom: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (Part 1)

October 22, 2015

We believe that persecution of religious believers — particularly Christians — is a shockingly overlooked human rights issue, and Western Christians have a Biblical mandate to be a voice for suffering brothers and sisters.