Category Archives: persecuted church

The First in 1000 Years

Imagine being the first person in your family tree in 1,000 years to do something radically different? I was reading about Christian missions in France and read this story which completely arrested me: Between the Children’s hour and the Ladies … Continue reading

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The Staggering Relevance of Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer’s been dogging me for decades and sometimes I do wish he’d back off, because he’s always reminding me that anything of value has a high price. I’m a tight-wad, I don’t like to pay high prices. Continue reading

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It’s like going into a strip bar and being offended by nudity.

It’s a Catholic University, for God’s sake. Really, it’s for God’s sake. And Muslims who CHOOSE of their own free will to pay lots of money and attend this Catholic religious educational institution, are now complaining and filed a 60 … Continue reading

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Giving to Japan: Please consider my friends the Millards

Do you wonder how to give responsibly and directly to the Japanese relief effort in the wake of the March 10, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster? I remember after Katrina, Haiti, and other colossal calamities, there was much waste … Continue reading

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Women of The French Resistance

A look at the life of another woman of the French Resistance, French housewife Berthe Fraser. Continue reading

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Behind Enemy Lines

A review of Marthe Cohn’s compelling memoir of life as a young French Jew and nurse/spy with the Free French forces.
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Suite Française and Irene’s Story

A review of Irene Némirovsky’s stunning novel of humanity in chaos; her book remained undiscovered for 64 years after her death at Auschwitz.
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Richard Wurmbrand Movie

I saw this over at Challies, and love this kind of feature. It’s the story of Richard Wurmbrand, and is the latest in the Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith series (perfect for ages 8-12). Torchlighters are action-packed, award-winning animated videos, … Continue reading

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Zakaria Botros, unafraid to defy Islam

(1933 – present). A Coptic priest from Egypt, this evangelizer to the Muslim world preaches the gospel despite jailings, death threats and fatwahs.
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Berthe Fraser, from Housewife to French Resistance Hero

(1894-1956). She appeared to be an average French housewife, but was a hero of the French Resistance, fighting the WWII Nazi German occupation of France.
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I support Israel.

Just wanted to say that. Because I am SICK of the thousands of protesters from D.C. to Denmark who scream Free Palestine, and whine and curse about the cruelty and “holocaust” that Israel is perpetrating against Gaza. How DARE they … Continue reading

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Call to Prayer for the DRC

A map of the northeastern DR Congo, Uganda and Sudan, showing attacks attributed to the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army. Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army rebels killed more than 400 people in Christmas massacres in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Caritas … Continue reading

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Olympics open, Russia invades Georgia, I get breakfast in bed.

Part I It’s a landmark day. Today marks the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Unlike any opening ceremony in Olympic history, China has outdone itself, and the sleeping giant awakens. My niece, Karen, recently returned from … Continue reading

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German Homeschooling Ban Comes to Blog Talk Radio Tomorrow!

If you’re following the crisis in Germany regarding that country’s ban on homeschooling, you may be interested in tuning in tomorrow to the new BlogTalkRadio Homeschool Show, live at 1 p.m. Central Time, Monday, July 21 (follow that link). You … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom

One of the most fundamental human rights that exists; a history of its inclusion in the First Amendment and why this right is under fire today.
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Christ is Risen, Happy Easter!

Easter blessings to you all! Today I celebrate the reason I can live. Here is some wonderful news out of Italy, a Muslim converts to Christianity. Italy’s most prominent Muslim commentator, a journalist with iconoclastic views such as support for … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man: the remarkable true story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun by Brother Yun with Paul Hattaway reviewed by Jen, Diary of 1 The story of Brother Yun is inspiring, painful, seemingly incredulous, and certainly in season. The Heavenly … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer executed today in 1945

Monday, April 9 – today’s date – in 1945, was the morning of the hanging of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the Flossenburg Concentration Camp. German pastor, writer, dissident, and martyr. A great force behind the German Resistance to Hitler’s Nazi regime. … Continue reading

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