Despite dangers, Middle East Christians express hope

Pres. Morsi

The position of Christians in the Middle East appears today more tenuous than ever."[T]here is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands," said Rupert Shortt in a recent report for the British think tank Civitas, citing estimates that "between a half and two-thirds of Christians in the region have left or been killed over the past century."Shortt's report, entitled Christianophobia (PDF here), does not hold Christians blameless for some of the grief … [Read more...]

Jesus comes to us so we can go for him

Doubting Thomas believes

On the Sunday after Easter the Eastern Orthodox Church commemorates the encounter of the Apostle Thomas with the risen Jesus.You know the story. Skeptical about his fellow disciples' enthusiastic claims of the resurrection, Thomas took a wait-and-see attitude, earning him the moniker Doubting Thomas. But then, when Christ appeared to him, Thomas exclaimed, "My Lord and my God!" There in that moment Doubting Thomas became Believing Thomas.Two things stand out for me about this … [Read more...]


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