Category: Advocacy for Persecuted Christians

JOY TO THE WORLD

“Joy to the World” has always been my favorite Christmas carol, even though it’s NOT a Christmas carol. Isaac Watts, known as the inventor of English hymns, wrote it in 1719 as an interpretation of Psalm 96 and 98, about the day the Messiah will come. What better reason to shout joyfully?

The History of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

November 6, 2022, and November 13 — for those who cannot participate on the previous Sunday — mark the 27th annual commemoration of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. The late Charles Colson, quoted above, the founder of Prison Fellowship and… Continue Reading “The History of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church”

Everything You Know is About to Change: Why I Will Never Forget 9/11

My fourth reflection in honor of the 21st anniversary of September 11 There is a scene in the Narnia movie Prince Caspian that always makes me cry. It is when the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, are running in the ocean and laughing, delighted to be… Continue Reading “Everything You Know is About to Change: Why I Will Never Forget 9/11”

Remembering the Day That Everything Changed – September 11, 2001

This is the third of my reflections on the twenty-first anniversary of 9/11. More of my answer to the man at the missions conference who told us it was “time to ‘get over’ September 11.” No. Maybe it is because I feel as if… Continue Reading “Remembering the Day That Everything Changed – September 11, 2001”