Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

Touchstone

Bucket List Books: Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship

Books
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/24/14, 09:02 am

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a controversial figure on many counts. I wrote a research paper on him one semester in college hoping to come to a conclusion. The only conclusion I came to was that, while I wasn’t sure what I thought about all of his theology and actions, there was one thing I respected greatly about him: Bonhoeffer decided what he believed about something and then acted on it without reserve, regardless of the cost.

It is on this backdrop that his book The Cost of Discipleship becomes even more powerful.

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Balkan countries beg for international assistance after record floods

Europe
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/21/14, 02:38 pm

Record floods in the Balkans last week forced half a million people from their homes and led to at least 44 death as of yesterday, including 22 in Bosnia, 20 in Serbia, and two in Croatia. One quarter of Bosnia’s population of 4 million has been affected by the six days of floods and the resulting 2,100 landslides.

Receding waters yesterday revealed thousands of dead livestock abandoned by fleeing owners. Today, as floodwaters continued to dissipate in Bosnia and Serbia, it’s revealing billions of dollars worth of damage. 

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Saeed Abedini taken from hospital, returned to prison

Persecution
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/20/14, 03:42 pm

After spending two months recovering in an Iranian hospital, Saeed Abedini has been returned to Rajai Shahr Prison, according to a report released today by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). 

Family members said he was beaten at the hospital before officials dragged him back to the prison. 

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