What Has Gone Wrong?

Nearly a quarter of the world’s female population lives under the oppressive teaching that women are deficient in intelligence and spirituality. More than half of Indian women believe they deserve the abuse they receive simply for being females.  Five hundred Chinese women kill themselves every day to escape a life of indignities.  Something has gone [...]

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Where the Church Is Growing

Where would you find emperors, dragons, silk, tea, spices and rice along with a terra-cotta army and the Great Wall? It’s the People’s Republic of China, of course, and according to the Lonely Planet travel guide, there are 4,218 things to see and do there.
Just looking at a map, one is immediately struck by the [...]

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Keep Singing

The prophet Habakkuk wrote his three-chapter book in a time of national calamity. Everything that wasn’t nailed down was coming loose, and the devil was pulling nails. We live in just such a day — anarchy in the nations, apostasy in the churches, apathy in the streets. Habakkuk wanted to inspire God’s people not to [...]

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Pray for the Persecuted

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church is Nov. 11, 2012. Is it important to pray for Christians who are suffering because of their faith? 
Reflect on these words of a pastor in Mali, one of many Christians in the predominantly Muslim, West African nation: 
The greatest weapon is prayer, to really pray for the [...]

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A Cry for the Oppressed

Father, 
We praise you, God, for you created us, as women, in our inmost being and knit us together in our mother’s womb. We praise you God for you are our Protector, Husband, Provider, Healer and we are special to you.
Thank you, God, for covering us with the precious blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Thank [...]

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