Persecuted Church

A hidden Christmas

‘On those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned’ Isaiah 9:2 We prepare to celebrate the coming of Immanuel. And not just us. All over the world, Christians celebrate (be it on different dates) the coming of Christ to earth. The persecuted church celebrates too. Often in secret. And when public festivities are allowed, there is

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Post-Christian bewilderment about the persecuted church

Not only Christian organisations worry about the increase of persecution world wide. An interesting report was published last week, as a result of an independent enquiry commissioned by Jeremy Hunt, the UK foreign secretary. The main takeaway was that the persecution of Christians is a pressing human rights issue, and in many situations the UK government fails to recognise or

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No Merry Christmas in Pakistan

Yesterday I attended a Christmas service for children in my church. Scores of little angles, shepherds and wise men, excitedly and nervously acted out the greatest miracle in the universe, God being born as a baby. Christmas is a feast of innocence. A virgin girl becomes pregnant, her loyal fiancée stays with her as she becomes mother of the only

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