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Speaking as a friend

Evangelism | Learning to talk to non-Christians with sensitivity and humility
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/28/19, 02:34 pm

A while ago, I was having dinner at a Japanese izakaya with one of my best friends when we began talking about Islam. 

A little context: At the time, I was pretty obsessed about Islam. After reporting on Islamism in Southeast Asia and reading former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi’s books, I concluded that Islam is a dangerous religion, one that’s fundamentally violent in its goal to function as a political system. Meanwhile, my friend—let’s call her Jane—is a liberal freethinker who looks out for oppressed minorities, and to her, Muslims belonged to that group. 

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D-Day plus 75 years

Lifestyle | God saves a soldier to save others an ocean away
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 5/23/19, 02:04 pm

Seventy-five years ago on June 6, the Allied invasion of Normandy—D-Day—marked a turning point of World War II. It was also a turning point for Ken Jacobs, an American soldier in the second wave hitting Omaha Beach, code name for one of the five sectors of the invasion.

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A good Samaritan in Scorpion’s Canyon

Churches | In a poor Mexican neighborhood with roosters and pigs, one pastor found an unexpected migrant mission field
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/06/19, 04:50 pm

The first time I tried to visit Pastor Gustavo Banda’s church in Tijuana, my local guide and I got lost driving around and around the steep canyons in pitch darkness. Eventually, already two hours late, we gave up. The second time I tried to visit, Pastor Gustavo sent a text dissuading us: The winter rains have made the roads here too terrible for travel, he said. Best if you don’t risk it. 

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