Author Archive for: Joanna

Prayer and Praise for Prisoners

In the midst of worries and war talk, let’s pause a moment and thank God for the great news that our brother pastor Hyeon Soo Lim was released from prison. He was sentenced to a lifetime of hard labour after he was arrested in the beginning of 2015, while doing NGO work in North Korea. His family, church and government

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Count the Cost and Carry the Cross

Do you ever wonder why the Church in China and the 10/40 window is so lively, while the Church in the West is so sleepy and ineffective? Now hold on a second – this statement is obviously a broad, sweeping generalization. Not all churches and believers in the West are sleepy and ineffective, and I would imagine that the reverse

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BTJ in the Classroom

Designing a Comparative World Religions course for an online Christian high school is an interesting proposition – probably because there are so many ways to approach it. I recently moved to a new city with my wife and children to start a job with a Christian school here in Canada, and I was asked to do just that. Actually, I

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Hong Kong’s 20th Anniversary

July 1st of 2017, marks the 20th anniversary of the handover in Hong Kong that took place back in the summer of 1997. Before Hong Kong was handed back and was no longer a British colony, the Chinese and British governments had many of discussions of how to handle the transition of power from the British to the Chinese. They

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A Podcast Not to Miss

Podcasts are always interesting to listen to, especially when they’re Back To Jerusalem podcasts. Eugene Bach and a guest talking about Christianity, their ministry, interesting stories, and more information is something that will always keep you listening and waiting for the news of the next podcast. The latest Back to Jerusalem podcast features a special guest who was born and

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Brother Yun Tours the UK

Brother Yun’s UK tour started last week in Slough, where he was invited to be the keynote speaker at a mission event.  Although it was not planned like that, this tour has come at a time when significant things are happening in the UK. Just after the first meeting in Slough, there was the terrible attack on London bridge and

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Egyptian Coptic Christians Under Attack

It has been reported that at least 28 people were killed in Egypt after ten masked gunmen opened fire on a bus full of Coptic Christians. Men, women, and children are those among the dead, while twenty-three others are injured. Egyptian officials are now classifying this as a terror attack. The bus full of the Egyptian Coptic Christians were driving

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How to Pray for North Korea

As the world leaders see themselves being pulled closer to a new Korean war, we know that our place is to plead for mercy. For those who find it hard to know what to pray, the words of the Lord’s prayer can give guidance, as we apply them to the situation in North Korea.   Our Father in heaven The

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