Unity in Christ

As we continue to give evidence of the truth that meaningful unity and genuine fellowship are only possible through the love of Jesus Christ, may more and more people in our community join in to acknowledge and align themselves with the only One who truly deserves our reverence and joyful praise. Last Sunday July 29th was …

For Egypt

Praying for our Egyptian brothers and sisters in Christ: In the last 12 months, over 200 Christians have been killed by Muslim terrorists in Egypt. Churches face severe restrictions on constructing or buying places for communal worship. Christian businesses are boycotted by Muslims who are 90% of the population. Since 2011 an estimated 600 Coptic …

Our Uzbek brothers & sisters in Christ

Praying for Uzbekistan where 1% of the population is Christian: Christian worship in the local Uzbek language is prohibited. Authorities raid non-registered churches, and confiscate Christian literature and music. Converts from Islam bear the brunt of persecution: BarnabasAid reports that they are imprisoned for 15 days. During the first 4 days they are tortured in …

The Atlantic: Atheists Are Sometimes More Religious Than Christians

One can just hear Saint Paul engaging with pagan postmoderns today the way he did in Athens nearly 2,000 years ago when he complimented them on being "religious" (Acts chapter 17, verse 22).  The Atlantic magazine has published a brief essay about recent Pew Research data showing that the human yearning for a deeper sense …

Praying for Syria

For Maha who recently reported that she is “so happy” to be reunited with her husband and sister, even though their apartment has been nearly destroyed and their city, Homs, is in ruins. For churches and monasteries whose properties have been demolished or confiscated by Muslims. For protection from the authoritarian government’s chemical weapons and …

The Maldives isn’t just a bucket-list tourist destination . . .

This island nation of 26 small atolls in the Indian Ocean is the 11th most densely populated country in the world with about 400,000 residents. It is also the most low-lying country in the world with an average elevation of only 5 feet above sea level. The nation gained independence from the UK in 1965 …