Christian Examiner
North Korean woman imprisoned for faith shares how God sustained her amid horrific abuses
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:42:42 EST
A Christian survivor of a North Korean prison camp describes the horrific torture she endured for her faith and how God stayed with her through the brutality.
But... My Chains are Gold!
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:00:26 EST
What color are your chains? I know, that's an odd way to open a dialogue, but I'm curious. Are they painted with pictures of your family or friends or co-workers? Are they green and flowery because you escape every weekend to hike and enjoy nature? Maybe they're traditional cold steel from sins we would all recognize, but refuse to talk about in conservative circles.
Asia Bibi stuck in Pakistan, frustrated and afraid amid threats
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:13:41 EST
Asia Bibi, who was recently acquitted of all blasphemy charges after being imprisoned on death row for over eight years, is still unable to leave Pakistan.
True Face of Christianity
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 21:07:40 EST
On a backdrop of Blackface bookended by a Green New Deal and a Red-faced President who refuses to release his tax returns a friend reposted a meme by "Tyrannowhale" that disparaged so-called Christians who crusade for total (dare I say mandatory?) prayer in school. As interesting as that idea may sound – every Christian will agree we really need God back in our schools – forcing prayer in school is wrong.
Myanmar pastor killed after being kidnapped at gunpoint, leaves behind wife and 3 kids
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 21:01:54 EST
A pastor in Myanmar who led multiple fellowships is confirmed dead after being kidnapped from his home at gunpoint last month, the nonprofit mission organization Gospel for Asia has confirmed.
University can't ban Christian group for requiring that its leaders be Christian, court rules
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 20:57:37 EST
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the University of Iowa can't selectively enforce its non-discrimination policy on a Christian student group that requires that its leaders abide by a Christian statement of faith.
Democrat Rep. blasts transgender ban in women's sports, claims it's 'discrimination'
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 20:54:00 EST
Democratic Muslim Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is calling for an investigation into USA Powerlifting's decision to bar a trans-identified athlete from competing against women, saying she doesn't believe he has a "competitive advantage" over women.
Joni Eareckson Tada shares cancer update, Bible verse sustaining her
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 20:51:24 EST
Joni Eareckson Tada says she's nearly finished with radiation treatment following her cancer diagnosis and shared the powerful Bible verse that's been sustaining her as she battles the disease.
Religious colleges fear higher education becoming more hostile to faith
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 20:48:34 EST
Religious colleges are attempting to "re-write" the narrative that exists today about faith in education before societal hostility mobilizes to one day push faith-based institutions out of the "mainstream" of higher education.
Pastor Brunson desires return to Turkey despite imprisonment; thanks USCIRF for advocating his release
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:58:44 EST
Even after being imprisoned for two years, Pastor Andrew Brunson is hoping to return to Turkey.
'Finishing the task': Misconceptions about Christian missions to the unreached
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:22:53 EST
In the aftermath of American missionary John Chau's controversial death, mission agencies and scholars are refuting misconceptions that have emerged about the way the Gospel is being brought to the world's most unreached communities.
Tickle My Tribalistic Ears
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:18:02 EST
If we can get past partisan politics, we will find compromise is the best approach. Why it takes us billions of dollars and months of arguments to figure that out is anyone's guess. I'm talking about the budget and "wall" debate. Here are the facts.
About half of millennial Christians think it's wrong to evangelize, Barna finds
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 10:30:38 EST
New research from Barna reveals that a about half of millennial Christians believe it's "wrong" to evangelize.
To heal, we must kneel
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:18:29 EST
On one hand it is legal to kill babies – heartbeat and all, piece by piece, no less – but on the other it is immoral for the sovereign United States to protect her borders. On one hand it is ok to ignore the past sexual sins of our leaders, but on the other we expect capitulation for racial sins from 1984. On one hand we expect soldiers to serve for a pittance and suffer lifelong debt for it, while on the other we give free college to DREAMers and invite them into the halls of Government.
Tim Keller: Christians should ask this 1 question before choosing a career
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:07:07 EST
Before choosing a career path, believers should ask themselves, "What gifts do I have, and how can I be useful to other people through my work?" pastor and author Tim Keller has advised.
'God Friended Me' among top 3 Sunday TV shows; CBS renews it
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:04:36 EST
CBS' new TV show "God Friended Me" was warmly received by the public last year and now the network reveals it's the second-most-watched new series on their Sunday roster.
Christian university cancels Ben Shapiro speech, citing 'extremely divided' America
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 17:02:06 EST
An Arizona Christian university has canceled a speech from conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, saying that while they support much of what he stands for they want to focus on opportunities that foster unity in a divided time.
Treat life like the Super Bowl, not the preseason
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:58:48 EST
How would you complete the following sentence? The goal of my life is ____________.
Pastor, North Korean defectors reveal creative ways they share the Gospel in hermit kingdom
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:51:12 EST
A pastor and two North Korean Christians who defected from the hermit kingdom without being captured have revealed the creative ways they continue to share the Gospel with those back home.
Principal bans teacher from attending church event; superintendent steps in after legal pressure
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:46:08 EST
A school superintendent in the midwest has overturned a principal's decision to forbid a teacher from attending a church event during nonschool hours because the event was also to be attended by two students.