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When You Can’t Return Home

When You Can’t Return Home

We had just prepared our letter to loved ones in America. Corona is spreading everywhere, I wrote, but we are on lockdown, and perhaps safer here than we would be in the States. We have money, food, and good relations with neighbors. We plan to stick it out here. And then the announcement was issued … Continue reading

Closing the Bible Gap in the Gulf

Closing the Bible Gap in the Gulf

This article first published at Christianity Today, on February 5, 2020. Joining 80 leaders from 24 countries in Washington, DC, last September, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) announced 2020 to be the Global Year of the Bible. “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ,” said WEA general secretary Ephraim Tendero. “In contrast to the sacred … Continue reading

Sudan Lets Christians March for Jesus Again

Sudan Lets Christians March for Jesus Again

This article was first published at Christianity Today, on December 28, 2019. “Hallelujah! Today, we are happy that the Sudanese government has opened up the streets for us so we can express our faith,” said Izdhar Ibrahim, one of the marchers. Some Christians had been frightened before “because we used to encounter difficulties.” The changes … Continue reading

11 Nigerian Christians Executed in ISIS Christmas Video

11 Nigerian Christians Executed in ISIS Christmas Video

This article was first published by Christianity Today on December 28, 2019. In another filmed massacre, 11 Nigerian Christians were executed by the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) over the Christmas holiday. Wearing the orange jumpsuits made familiar by similar executions of Egyptian and Ethiopian Christians in Libya, the first Nigerian victim was shot … Continue reading