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Chinese Christians face increasing wave of persecution

Chinese Christians face increasing wave of persecution

The underground church in China is facing the worst persecution it has seen in years. In one Chinese province alone, local authorities recently destroyed more than 7,000 crosses, burned Bibles, and arrested Christians. Vernon Brewer, World Help founder and CEO,...
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...
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