Enduring hardship through faith

Living in caves can be modern experience; it can also be a hard life.  It makes me think of a time when the early saints had to endure an amazing amount of cruel and hardship in the pre-church era. Hebrews 11:37-38 (ESV) says: “They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the …

Pray for the Persecuted Church

Nov. 4, 2012 is International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Most of us in the western hemisphere have no idea these horrendous tragedies acted against Christians are actually still happening today around the world. Let us pray for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, for their protection, but more importantly, for patience …

Christian churches attacked by Muslim extremists

Sometimes I wonder if political liberation is always a good thing—at least for Christians around the world.  Egypt’s Coptic Christians and churches have been under attack again since yesterday.  Muslim extremists just burned down a church and has sparked new protests. (read New York Times and Catholic Online) Since President Hosni Mubarak was kicked out, …

Independent news: a real source of news

Earlier, police reportedly exhumed eight bodies from shallow graves in a predominantly Christian village near Jos. The discovery of the bodies brought to 15 the number of corpses found in three days in an area fraught with Muslim aggression that has left hundreds of Christians dead.  read on... Hundreds, if not thousands, of Christians are …