They Refused to Denounce Jesus

Pastor, 5 Others Shot After Church Service in Burkina Faso

In addition to Pastor Pierre, the attackers killed his son, Wend-Kuni, and his brother-in-law (a church deacon), Zoéyandé Sawadogo, as well as believers Sayouba and Arouna Sawadogo, and a primary school teacher, Elie Boena. Another was seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital.   Last Sunday seemed like any Sunday for 80-year-old Pastor Pierre... Continue Reading

An Overview of the Nineteenth Century

One of the more poignant lessons of church history is that it rarely enables us to foretell how future history will unfold.

The Reformed tradition in many ways enjoyed a golden age in nineteenth-century America. The list of notable American Reformed theologians and scholars includes Charles Hodge (1797–1878) and his son Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823–86), William G.T. Shedd (1820–94), Robert Lewis Dabney (1820–98), James Henley Thornwell (1812–62), Benjamin Morgan Palmer (1818–1902), John Girardeau (1825–98), John B. Adger... Continue Reading

Father Gagged, Found Guilty Of ‘Family Violence’ For Calling His Trans Daughter A ‘She’

British Columbia's Supreme Court declared a father guilty of 'family violence' for giving interviews to publications including The Federalist in which he used female pronouns for his daughter.

Hoping to raise awareness of his case, Clark gave a number of interviews to media outlets, including The Federalist. In these interviews, he repeatedly referred to his daughter as a girl, stating to The Federalist that “she is a girl.  Her DNA will not change through all these experiments that they do.”   Last week, Justice Francesca... Continue Reading

Drama at Smaland

If you survive it, you deserve a cookie.

To say I was speechless would be a lie. I had plenty of words to say and fists I wanted to throw. But I figured any word that came out unfiltered would be something I’d regret for the rest of my life. Mostly, because my kids were there and they were eyewitnesses to what is... Continue Reading

The Good (Tiger), the Bad (Kate), and the Ugly (Pence)

Once you raise the bar of perfectionism, there’s no way to lower it without a little hypocrisy of your own making.

Vice President Mike Pence is so squeaky clean as to be downright boring. But he won’t receive any breaks — especially from evangelical faculty — as long as he is in office with President Trump. Taylor University has invited Pence to speak at this year’s commencement exercises and some on the campus among students and... Continue Reading

Israel Folau, Unlikely Martyr

Rugby may be unfamiliar to American readers, but the basic dynamics of this narrative are not.

Folau plays at number 15 for the Australian national team and Australia is a country which takes its rugby very seriously. But Folau now finds himself in trouble for a number of “homophobic” tweets and social media posts, some of which are little more than Bible verses. As of this moment, he is appealing termination of his... Continue Reading

America’s First ‘Non-Binary’ Person Switches Back: ‘There Is No Third Gender’

In his Daily Signal column, Shupe says he didn’t need affirmation from the medical community. He needed help.

Jamie Shupe, an Army veteran who made worldwide headlines due to his non-binary status in 2016, writes in a Daily Signal column that he convinced himself he was a woman during a mental health crisis in 2013. The medical profession affirmed his status, and then did so again when he wanted to become non-binary – that is,... Continue Reading

Chinese Govt Offers Financial Reward for Turning in Christians

The Chinese Government is offering cash rewards to people who inform on underground churches.

Religious affairs officials will offer cash rewards for useful information starting from just 100 yuan (£11). But helping to identify and arrest preachers and members of religious groups will be rewarded as much as 10,000 yuan – about two months’ average salary.   One city is offering more than £1,000 to those who can identify ‘unofficial’... Continue Reading

Whole Christian Villages Wiped Out, Media Silent

Hundreds more dead and wounded Christians lay in villages in Nigeria while the world sleeps.

“After that attack, I came to visit the villages in the two-mile area around my church, and it was like a cemetery,” said Father Ikeh, weeping. “More than 150 people had been murdered.” In 2015, the Boko Haram was ranked the world’s deadliest terror group by the Institute for Economics and Peace.   Another week.... Continue Reading

The Medical Scandal that the Mainstream Media Ignores

Over the past few years, media stories about “transgender” kids have become increasingly common, but critical questions are seldom asked.

Over the past few years, media stories about “transgender” kids have become increasingly common, but critical questions are seldom asked. These children’s identities are portrayed as immutable, while the ideologically-driven medical practices solidifying them are not investigated. Why won’t they report the truth: that these children and their families are victims of ruthless medical practices... Continue Reading