5 Facts About the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa by Joe Carter
The report states that the “main impact of such genocidal acts against Christians is exodus.” Christianity now faces the possibility of being wiped out in parts of the Middle East where its roots go back furthest. In Palestine, Christian numbers are below 1.5 percent; in Syria the Christian population has declined from 1.7 million in 2011 to below 450,000; and in Iraq, Christian numbers have dropped from 1.5 million before 2003 to below 120,000 today. Christianity is at risk of disappearing, says the report, representing a massive setback for plurality and religious freedom in the region.
SBC 2019: Guide to Birmingham
A helpful list of restaurants, coffee shops, and attractions in Birmingham for Beeson alumni and friends coming to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in June.
When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense by Frederica Mathewes-Green
The pro-life cause is perennially unpopular, and pro-lifers get used to being misrepresented and wrongly accused. There are only a limited number of people who are going to be brave enough to stand up on the side of an unpopular cause. But sometimes a cause is so urgent, is so dramatically clear, that it’s worth it. What cause could be more outrageous than violence — fatal violence — against the most helpless members of our human community? If that doesn’t move us, how hard areour hearts? If that doesn’t move us, what will ever move us?
The Day Christian Fundamentalism Was Born by Matthew Avery Sutton
But for many other Americans, modernity was exactly the problem. As many parts of the country were experimenting with new ideas and beliefs, a powerful counterrevolution was forming in some of the nation’s largest churches and Bible institutes. A group of Christian leaders, anxious about the chaos that seemed to be enveloping the globe, recalibrated the faith and gave it a new urgency. They knew that the time was right for a revolution in American Christianity. In its own way, this new movement — fundamentalism — was every bit as important as the modernity it seemingly resisted, with remarkable determination.