Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10857 reads
My mind was overwhelmed with questions: Why had God let it come to this? Where was He? Had He forgotten to be faithful? Had He forgotten that the whole reason that I was in Uganda was because He had so clearly called me? Had He forgotten that I loved Him and wanted to serve Him? What about His promises? How did I get into this situation? How could I be here in Africa to serve Him and completely run out of money? Where was all of this abundant provision that I hear so much about?
I was born in 1968 and grew up in southern California. I am the eldest of three children and was born a strong-willed child with a "spirited" personality. The first 8 years of life my family attended a good church where I learned about God and Jesus. As a little girl, I knew and loved Jesus very much...
Converts from Islam to Christianity are increasingly concerned about a number of reports in recent months which have cited astounding statistics on conversion. It is true – and a matter for thankfulness to God – that more Muslims are now coming to Christ than at any other time in history. However, they are not converting on the vast scale alleged in some reports. These false reports, often initiated by non-Christians and then circulated by Christians, are a matter of grave concern, not just for those who love truth and accuracy, but also for the many individuals whose lives are being endangered by the publicity given to the exaggerated figures.
Thursday, April 24, 2008 login to post comments | 10144 reads
Every day is filled with opportunities. We have opportunities to engage in the pursuit of personal goals and ambitions, opportunities for pleasure and recreation, for work or business pursuits, to touch the lives of others and bring them inspiration and hope through the gospel, opportunities for learning and discovery... the list could go on and on. But amidst the busyness of life, it’s aIways a good thing to take time and periodically pause and be a little introspective about your life. From time to time I ask some fundamental questions about what I am doing on this earth.
Brother Andrew urges Christians not to 'black list' radical Muslims.
Brother Andrew, founder of the persecuted-church ministry Open Doors and author of the forthcoming book Secret Believers, has been traveling to the Middle East for more than 30 years. During that time, he has met with Israelis, Christians of all kinds, and Muslim leaders from Fatah, Hamas, and other radical or militant groups. Ever since his Cold War days taking Bibles behind the Iron Curtain (made famous in his 1967 autobiography, God's Smuggler), American Christians have often responded to Brother Andrew's reports with some degree of skepticism, but always with awe. Christianity Today senior writer Deann Alford recently interviewed Brother Andrew on the current Gaza crisis and Christian relations with fundamentalist Muslims.
A few days ago I was having a discussion with a colleague about the growing problem of spiritual abuse in churches and Christian organisations... and about the difficult topic of conflict resolution in general.
There seems to be an increasing number of people in the Church suffering as a consequence of unfair treatment they have received, and there appears to be very few options open to these people if the mechanisms within those organisations fail to deliver a just outcome for those who have been wrongly treated.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 read more | 11178 reads
What many people don't realise is that the Separation of Church and State was actually a Christian idea! These days this phrase is used by people who want to minimise the influence of religion in the political realm, but originally it was a phrase invented by Christians who wanted to limit the influence that the State had on the Church!
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 read more | 9485 reads
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