Open Letter to Sarah Palin: We Need to Change Our Tone on Guns

This post is part of a larger conversation on the subject of Christians and guns at Patheos around the new documentary, The Armor of Light.  For more responses to the film, click here. Is there any contradiction between a culture that celebrates the sanctity of human life and a culture that celebrates the instruments of death? [Read More…]

The Right Lesson to Learn from the World Vision Kerfuffle

It’s been months since I’ve written a proper blog post, but the kerfuffle around World Vision draws me out of my cave. I have a lot of sympathy for the leadership of World Vision. They are doing extraordinary, life-saving work. They are captaining a billion-dollar organization that’s global and complex and fraught with dangers on [Read More…]

An Open Letter to Justin Bieber

By Michelle Brock * Dear Justin, I recently met a Brazilian woman who used to sell sex to wealthy businessmen, dignitaries, and celebrities. Some might call her a “high class prostitute.” She initially entered the trade in a desperate attempt to feed her children, and she made great money as one of the brothel favorites. [Read More…]

Out of Africa – Pondering Faith

By Galen Dalrymple “Which is easier, to say ‘thy sins are forgiven’ or ‘take up thy bed and walk””? (Mark 2:9) At this writing, I have been in Africa 36 days. My thoughts have often been filled with amazement at my African brothers’ and sisters’ faith and walk with the Lord. I have pondered and [Read More…]

Out of Africa: Roll Call of the Great

By Galen Dalrymple I sit in the early morning light contemplating my experiences here in Africa. I have just finished my quiet time, today from Luke 10:1-16 which describes Jesus’ sending of the 72 to proclaim the nearness of the Kingdom. As was always the case with Jesus, he never pulled his punches, telling them [Read More…]


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