Today We Are All Bostonians

My wife and I lived for eight years in the Boston area, including four years in the heart of Cambridge and two years in Watertown.  The very same route from Cambridge to Watertown where the Marathon bombers led police on a deadly chase – we drove it multiple times every day.  The police and press [Read More…]

Iraq’s Imperiled Christians

A Guest Post by Lela Gilbert: A rather startling headline appeared recently in Lebanon’s Daily Star:  Iraqi Christians fear fate of departed Jews. The story, by Salam Faraj, went on to report: After 10 years of attacks on Iraqi Christians, Monsignor Pios Cacha wonders if the ancient community’s days are numbered. ‘Maybe we will follow [Read More…]

Muslims as “Children for Whom Christ Died” – Interview with Nik Ripken, Part 2

Recently I posted Part One of an interview with Nik Ripken, author of a provocative book called The Insanity of God. Nik — a remarkable character who follows his faith all over the world, into some of the most dangerous places to profess Christian faith — was interviewed by my friend Erik Campano, who poses [Read More…]

Sam Bacile Fictional?

Shortly after I posted a piece that was critical of others who had lumped Terry Jones (and by extension, fairly or not, American evangelicals) into the fray over “The Innocence of Muslims” and the fury it awakened, a particularly astute reader (ahem, my brother) pointed to a new piece in The Atlantic suggesting that Sam Bacile may [Read More…]

The Innocence of Muslims and the Guilt of Terry Jones

As most of my readers will already know, anti-American protests have erupted in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere, sparked by a low-budget film called “The Innocence of Muslims,” which was produced by Israeli-American real estate developer Sam Bacile to show the “hypocrisies” of Islam.  The protests in Libya led to the death of the American ambassador [Read More…]