April 23, 2021

In February of this year the International Criminal Court convicted Dominic Ongwen, 45, of dozens of war crimes and crimes against humanity. A commander in the Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Ongwen was found guilty on 61 counts ranging from multiple murders and rapes to forced marriages and pregnancies and sexual slavery. He was the first LRA leader to be tried and convicted by the ICC. The AP quoted Elise Keppler, associate director of the International Justice… Read more

December 31, 2020

Father Richard John Neuhaus, one of the founders of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, and of First Things, said famously “Christians have no right to despair, because despair is a sin. And Christians have no reason to despair because Christ is risen!” I shamelessly borrow from the late Fr. Neuhaus and say “Christians have no right to identity politics because identity politics are idolatry. And Christians have no reason to utilize identity politics because we find our identity in… Read more

August 10, 2020

When the flood came, the rowboat had been there all along. Both Silent Ones and Loudmouths were caught unawares by the flood. They all ended up clinging desperately to the roof of the last remaining solid structure so as to not drown. You understand that Silent Ones are not totally silent. Tranquil and easy-going, they just wanted to live their own lives with their families. Control was something they neither desire to exert over others or to experience themselves. But… Read more

February 18, 2020

Leaked Document Leaked document 2017 Sudan has a long way to go to not be a terrorist regime. Particularly since many of the plans that were hatched by the Khartoum regime in June 2017 are still being enacted today, Bashir or no Bashir. We are all in vapors because Bashir is gone! We think that this means a 180 degree change for Sudan. Seriously? At present it appears that the rest of the bad boys in Khartoum have been willing to make… Read more

December 4, 2019

Most of the time, I am annoyed with myself for keeping every every email and sources of information either in a file on my computer  — which is bad enough — or, worse, in the furthest recesses of my actual in-box. But on a regular basis, maybe as few as 6-7 times a year, maybe more, I say, “thank GOD, I kept that!” I’m feeling that way today as the twitter flurry goes on about Professor Noah Feldman as the amazing… Read more

May 7, 2019

Part One: I have decided to share my journey through the journey that my friend Shelley Neese has written about in her great book, The Copper Scroll Project: An Ancient Secret Fuels The Battle for The Temple Mount. I’m doing this because I want to share my excitement about the story Shelley relates and encourage everyone to read the book. But even more so, I am doing this because this is such important information to our faith and to its Hebrew origins…. Read more

April 9, 2019

On Friday, April 5, I spoke at a rally organized by the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) in front of The White House. ETNAM describes itself as “a nonviolent international political and human rights organization that seeks to restore the independence of East Turkistan in order to safeguard the freedoms and human rights of East Turkistan’s people.” And if you don’t think that “safeguarding the freedoms and human rights of East Turkistan’s people is necessary, you haven’t been paying… Read more

February 26, 2019

Even while we strive to maintain a faithful Christian witness and care for others needs on earth, we all must remember to look forward. Homeward. Read more

September 18, 2018

File Discovery 1: 35 years and 11 More in Sudan and We Still Don’t Get It  This October is my 25th anniversary at the Institute on Religion and Democracy. It is also the 20th anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), now U.S. law. Because of both of these auspicious occasions, and because every day some incident of persecution of Christians globally proves that it’s just déjà vu all over again, I am digging through my vast resources,… Read more

July 11, 2018

For a week in June we met as 2000 Anglican Christians from around the world at GAFCON 2018 in Jerusalem, the Global Anglican Future Conference. We worshipped, prayed, and discussed the way forward. We came as fellow believers who acknowledge the Lordship of Christ and honor the authority of Holy Scripture. Our delegation from the United States and Canada was not too shabby in size! And Australia, New Zealand, South America — even Europe — were surprisingly well represented. But by… Read more

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