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An Illusion Of Security

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. 476 more words

Character Development

China convicts Christian lawyer of subverting state power

Source: Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has convicted a prominent Christian human rights lawyer on charges of subverting state power and sentenced him to three years in prison, with the sentence suspended for four years, the court said Friday. 117 more words

Asia

Pope Francis faces another delicate — and dangerous — task in Egypt trip

Source: Religion News Service

By Christopher Lamb

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as Pope Francis was on his way to the violence-plagued Central African Republic almost two years ago, security advisers warned him that it was an active war zone and they couldn’t guarantee his safety. 92 more words

The Muslim Times

Pope Francis Calls For ‘Revolution Of Tenderness’ In Surprise TED Talk

His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone …

Source: Huffington Post

By Ed Mazza; Overnight Editor for Huffpost

Pope Francis delivered a stern warning to the world’s powerful, saying they need to be more humble or face ruin, and he called on the masses to join him in a “revolution of tenderness.” 362 more words

The Muslim Times

America is abandoning independent Christians in China

Source: Religion News Service

By Chloë Starr | April 21, 2017

(RNS) When Xi Jinping and Donald Trump had their first face-to-face meeting earlier this month in Mar-a-Lago, the plight of Christians in China could scarcely have been farther from either leader’s mind.  136 more words

Asia

Christian Women On Twitter Unload About Misogyny In The Church

Source: The Huffington Post

By Antonia Blumberg

A Twitter hashtag about Christian women has revealed some ugly truths about misogyny in the church.

Christian author Sarah Bessey started the thread Tuesday night with the tag… 78 more words

The Muslim Times