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Persecution: The cost of following Jesus

Persecution: The cost of following Jesus

Editor’s Note: Ripken was a personal witness to much of the content below. For the events and words where the author was not present, great care has been taken to recapture and relay the words and events as exactly as possible. Everything expressed here was reproduced...
Is peace possible in North Korea?

Is peace possible in North Korea?

Tomorrow morning, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Vietnam for their second official sit-down. Both parties hope to continue the negotiations they began last year in Singapore. The goal? The denuclearization of the Korean...
Are you ready for Sunday?

Are you ready for Sunday?

On Sunday, Christians in China will gather in secret for fear of being discovered. North Koreans will read Scripture from scraps of paper where they have scrawled a few verses. Then, they’ll sneak those torn pages back into their hiding spot. Christians can be sent to...
4 ways to pray for the persecuted church

4 ways to pray for the persecuted church

Violence. Imprisonment. Discrimination. Isolation. These are just a few ways countless Christians are persecuted every single day. It is tempting to pray for their mistreatment to end and to ask God to relieve their pain and suffering. But this is not what oppressed...
She is risking it all to share the Gospel — will you help?

She is risking it all to share the Gospel — will you help?

Jang-mi was startled as the door to her cell swung open. Bruised, bloody, and soaked from her captives’ attempts to wake her with buckets of water, she was surprised to see her uncle walk through the door. Jang-mi lives in the most oppressive country in the world for...
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