Iraq cemetery destroyed by ISIS, photo by Mstyslav Chernov (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons As we enter 2018, it is fitting to remember that 2017 brought the end of ISIS as a caliphate. The Western media has hardly noticed, as if the carnage and raw evil
People in a locked-in state can have a real life? When it comes to referencing disabilities here in the West our vocabulary has changed. At one time, anyone with a mental illness was labelled “crazy” or “insane.” Those with slower response times were “dim-witted.” A cleft palate was a “hare
Thanksgiving Day is every day. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Marilyn and I recently had a couple of interesting experiences related to Thanksgiving Day. She was at a local department store after Halloween and noticed that
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “invisible pain” Some pain is known only to a woman. From part 1 …There are contexts in modern life where people suffer immense pain and yet are not permitted to talk about it because the society does not acknowledge that pain, does
This is post 5 of 7 in the series “7 key virtues” Joy, for most of us, fluctuates with our circumstances. When things are going well, we’re happy. We have joy. But everyone has a bad day now and then. And some people live with seemingly impossible burdens and sorrows.
This is post 2 of 2 in the series “God and man work together” What do the sufferings of Christ have in common with the creation and with God’s love? God did not finish His creation … that was the humans’ job. God’s love is not completed … that is
This is post 4 of 4 in the series “theology of suffering” Pagan influences are driving much of the persecution of Christian today just as they drove the persecution of Christ and Peter. In the video below, Andrew White, the Vicar of Bagdad, relates the story of four Christian children