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What does the Bible say about persecution?

What does the Bible say about persecution?

Blessed. Strong. Loved. Comforted. These are not words that come to mind when I think about persecuted Christians. Honestly, I tend to see them as forgotten people who are sad, lonely, and broken. But in reality, these Christ-followers persevere because we are praying...
My favorite book was banned

My favorite book was banned

You’ve most likely read one of my favorite books of all time: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Even if it wasn’t required reading when you were in school, many adults today have read it — or at least seen the movie. It’s a book I’ve reread multiple times, and one...
How the prayers of two secret churches were answered

How the prayers of two secret churches were answered

In the early morning light, a small group of North Korean believers meets on the riverbank, lugging their fishing gear with them. Quietly, they load into a small boat and push off from land. It’s not until they’re far into the middle of the river that they dare to dig...
What training in righteousness means for a refugee child

What training in righteousness means for a refugee child

All Scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for … training in righteousness — 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV). When I think of training, I think of my childhood. I had coaches who trained me to be agile, parents who trained me to be curious and kind, and teachers who...
Burundi believers crave a Bible of their own

Burundi believers crave a Bible of their own

His hand cramped as he copied the lengthy passage of Scripture onto a blank page. This believer — whom I’ll call David — borrowed his friend’s Bible in order to transcribe the verses word-for-word. David flexed and relaxed his hand a couple of times before he...
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