Out of Africa: Roll Call of the Great

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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...]

Out of Africa: Human Worth in the African Bush

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By Galen Dalrymple One of the most distressing aspects of the part of Africa I have seen and heard about from my fellow interns has been the view in the African bush and culture about human worth. I don’t pretend to speak for all cultures or places in Africa, but I have heard facts and [Read More...]

Iraq’s Imperiled Christians

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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...]

Is God Insane? Is War a Failure of the Church? An Interview with Nik Ripken

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Nik Ripken’s new book, The Insanity of God, due out New Year’s Day (today), follows him through Somalia, China, former Eastern bloc countries, and other parts of the world as he works with secular relief organizations to deliver food and medical supplies, helps de-mining operations, or plants churches and meets with Christians who suffer for [Read More...]

When Children Are Killed at Christmastime

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One of my intentions for Philosophical Fragments — and for the Evangelical Channel at Patheos in general — is to bring together some of the finest examples of evangelical thought leaders engaging the issues in the public square.  So I’ve been honored to host excellent guest posts recently from Peter Wehner of the Ethics and [Read More...]


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