Relax Christians—You’re Not Being Persecuted

Everywhere I look lately, I’m assaulted with reoccurring updates, tweets, and political stump speeches about the “criminalization of Christianity.” The right seeks to strengthen their base with a narrative of fear. Senator Cruz, echoing the language of Mike Huckabee recently said, “Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force [... »

5 Tips for Developing Opinions Worth Having

Opinions can be dangerous. The perspective I adopted yesterday can adversely affect the way I assimilate information tomorrow. If I’m not careful, a poorly formed opinion will dramatically undermine my intellectual growth and emotional maturity. On some level, we all know that not every opinion is a good one. Some are considerably more rational and sophisticated than […] The... »

The people of God will not be bound

The people of God will not be bound by any religious body. We believe in God’s power and care. If any of you lack... »


1 Syrian soldiers 2 Khaled Sharrouf incident 3 James Foley 4 Ali al-Sayyed 5 Steven Sotloff 6 David Haines 7 Abbas Medlej 8 Kurdish soldier 9 Fifteen beheadings in Afghanistan 10 Hervé Gourdel 11 Kobane and eastern Syria beheadings 12 Alan Henning 13 Raad al-Azzawi and others 14 Baiji, Iraq 15 Peter Kassig 16 Eighteen Syrian soldiers 17 Alleged beheading of deserters 18 Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Got... »

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