Risky Womanhood: Telling the Powerful Story of Blandina

Have you ever heard of Blandina? You should have. She was a second-century slave girl. Ordinarily, her story would have been lost to history. But Blandina was no ordinary young woman. She was a Christian, and a Christian in a time of fierce persecution. In my forthcoming book Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome (Thomas [Read More...]

The Temperature is Rising for Chinese Christians

Christianity Today reports on growing persecution of Chinese Christians by the government: Incidents of persecution of Christians rose by about 42 percent last year compared with 2011, according to the report by human rights group China Aid. Many of these incidents involved groups of Christians. In total, the number of individual persecuted Christians rose by roughly 14 [Read More...]

Does “Gospel-centrality” Mean Christians Don’t Protest or Get Frustrated?

In light of the Louie Giglio fiasco, some evangelicals have argued that Christians need to cheer up and trust God. It’s always true that we need to trust God. I was encouraged, for example, by the content Jared Wilson posted on this subject (Jared always encourages me with his Christ-driven material). Our Trinitarian God can [Read More...]


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