A Syrian family that found a way out

 You might remember the story.   I told it just a few months ago, when I thought the world had peaked in it’s insanity. I was wrong. The story was about a Syrian family that I met. They were pushed out of their ancestral home by war and violence. If you don’t remember Albert Sayegh [Read More…]

How politics are helping Christians die in the Middle East

Like you, the photos and written accounts of displaced peoples knocking at the door of nearly every European country stirred me. It wasn’t just the tragedy of it all; it was the helplessness that gripped me. So I traveled to Jordan, where more than a million have found refuge, to try to get a clearer picture. [Read More…]

I am afraid {Does that make me a bad person?}

Since the Paris attack, this could be called the season of fear. Multiple terrorists’ threats, continued taunts from the enemy, and the realization that life for all us is more complicated as we wrestle with right and wrong, compassion and security, love and dread. We are emotionally driven by fear these days. And it’s amazing [Read More…]

Ancient Christian town, silenced for centuries, comes alive with refugee church

The Syrian crisis is a humanitarian issue that should rivet the world. Political leaders, thinkers, religious figures and aid workers should come together and figure how to end the dismantling of a once prosperous and free country. But God isn’t waiting for any those things before He acts. I’m here in Jordan listening and observing, [Read More…]

A Christian {and sane} response to Middle East refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers

The news reports and the haunting faces scrambling across Europe are jarring. They are desperate images with photographers eager to capture the tear, the frightening toddler or the crippled woman. The refugee and immigration crisis is one that is knocking at nearly every European door and officials are being pressured to do more. As Christians, [Read More…]