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  • Jakarta’s Christian Governor “Ahok” Receives Two-Year Sentence for Blasphemy

    Why Is Ahok’s Case Crucial? The stakes in Indonesia are high because: Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any nation in the world. Indonesia has historically been noted for its more “moderate” form of Islam. Persecution of minority religions has occurred but has been less pervasive. Here as elsewhere, radical Islamist groups are increasingly […full post]

  • Pastor Hassan on Trial for His Life for Aiding Injured Man

    This is the second post in a series on Stories of Reckless Faith. Here’s a quick summary of Pastor Hassan’s situation with some resources for response. Update as of 5/13 Fabulous new news from Sudan! I was concerned that Pastor Hassan and his companion Mr. Abdumawla had been forgotten after Petr Jasek was freed. But […full post]

  • Wrestling with God: Who Can You Become?

    It’s here again—that time of year with so many favorite stories. The wise men, the shepherds, the virgin, the Baby. I’ve been reading for the last few weeks in Genesis, because all the stories start there. And I’m amazed at how even the lives of the ancient patriarchs seem to hold a mirror in front […full post]

  • Calms the seas

    My God, Who’s Steering This Boat?

    Okay. Confession time. I had really really good intentions of doing the November thankfulness thing on Facebook–you know, the one where you post every day about something you’re thankful for. But we all know about good intentions. Somehow the days got away from me and it was too late to start–at least that’s what I told […full post]

  • The Power of Purpose: What’s in a Why?

    I’ve been thinking about my “Why” for writing–the purpose behind it. For a couple of reasons. First, I got challenged by THIS: (I know it doesn’t show up very well on my page but trust me on this one. Check it out. Really!) What an amazing illustration of how knowing your Why gives your What […full post]

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