Tag Archive | Persecution

What do “I” have to do with “them”?:  Iraq, ISIS & Me (and you)

What do “I” have to do with “them”?: Iraq, ISIS & Me (and you)

You can’t hardly turn on the news or pick up a newspaper without hearing or seeing some new atrocity perpetrated by the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS), sometimes called the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL)1. Like most Americans (and probably most people in the West) I look with horror at the reports […]

The Parable of the Persistent Widow for Today

The Parable of the Persistent Widow for Today

As the future grows bleak and some wonder what it might hold or how bad it may get, it is important to remember that Jesus taught that just prior to His coming, things would get really bad, nothing like what we may experience in the next few years.  I’m not one who carries a sign […]

Originally posted on Juicy Ecumenism – The Institute on Religion & Democracy's Blog:
  (Photo credit: The Evanglical Fellowship of Canada) By Faith McDonnell This weekend holds another special event, in addition to the 237th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Saturday, November 10, and Veteran’s Day on Sunday, “eleventh hour of…

Bible Versions & Death Threats

Bible Versions & Death Threats

While trying to focus on preparing for class on Wednesday, within minutes of each other I read an e-mail from the National Association of Evangelicals and a post from the Voice of the Martyrs which stood in stark contrast and jarred me a bit.  First, the e-mail from the NAE. It wasn’t a bad e-mail. […]