Has America put God on trial? Are Christian views and expressions no longer welcome in the public square?
Every time I put on a poppy I can’t help but feel conflicted. As someone who first got to know Jesus through the “gospel of peace”, accepting the fact that there are many ways for Christians to fight evil, including war, is hard to do. But I’m learning to let go of that. You see, […]
July, 2014 will forever be remembered as the time of one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of the Gaza Strip. As Israel has flexed its military might, Gaza has endured unprecedented destruction; it is difficult to see how, once a lasting ceasefire is agreed upon, the area might carve out a new infrastructure […]
Bias is hard to eliminate for anybody; the Palestine and Israel conflict is no exception. With much of the Bible having its focus on Israel, many Christians feel a natural leaning towards the nation. But when it comes down to it, the sobering news is that there is much more blood on Israel’s hands than […]
As I sit down to write this, my Twitter feed constantly updates me with 140 character descriptions from the war zone that is Gaza. I can barely keep up. Truth be told, I don’t even have the ability to compute what I read. As of this moment the figures are as follows: 100,000 Palestinians are now […]
In 1994, the international community and many Rwandan church leaders knew that genocide was coming. Most remained silent. Within the span of 100 days nearly one million Tutsi Rwandan civilians were killed in a vicious blood bath. More recently, the world watched in horror as thousands of Syrian civilians were slaughtered by the Assad regime. And right […]
Stripped of my carry-on luggage by a trim no-nonsense stewardess, I squeeze through the aisle to find my seat, 19C. I sense alternately curious and judgemental gazes sizing me up as I scan the row numbers. My sensitivity is an old irrational tick. I shake it off. I wonder who my seatmates will be for […]