The hardest place on earth to be a Christian
Jesse Johnson, The Cripplegate
While there are many terrible places on earth to be a Christian (Sudan, North Korea, Afghanistan, Bhutan, etc.), Pakistan is arguably the worst. Other nations persecute believers, but in Pakistan the entire country has spent generations forming a world view that values the torturing of those that claim the name of Christ.
Good News for Churches Worried About Losing Their Pastor’s Best Benefit to Atheist Lawsuits
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today
What a Kentucky court ruling implies for a high-profile Wisconsin challenge to the clergy housing allowance.
Evangelicals, Catholics, and Togetherness
Dale M. Coulter, First Things
I am particularly concerned about the attempt to wed so closely this debate over the nature of the church with religious and political communion. For Catholics and Evangelicals experience a real, albeit imperfect, communion that supplies the theological ground of a shared religious and political communion.
PovertyCure: From Aid to Enterprise
Michael Matheson Miller, Library of Law and Liberty
Can the current model of humanitarian aid generated by networks of large philanthropic foundations, NGOs, and Western governments actually alleviate the poverty of the world’s Bottom Billion, to quote the title of Paul Collier’s book?