Pray for the Persecuted Church in Pakistan!

From the New York Times: PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide attack on a historic Christian church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 75 people on Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks on the Christian minority in Pakistan in years. The attack occurred as worshipers left the All Saints Church in the old quarter of the regional capital, Peshawar, after a service on Sunday morning. Up to 600 worshipers had attended the service and were leaving to receive free food being distributed on the lawn outside when two explosions ripped through the crowd. Dozens of people were killed and more … Continue reading Pray for the Persecuted Church in Pakistan!

Washington’s Farewell Address

On this day in history–September 19, 1796–President George Washington’s Farewell Address was published to the nation. It’s long, but well worth reading. Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I … Continue reading Washington’s Farewell Address

Review of “Manson” by Jeff Guinn

 Jeff Guinn, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013). $27.50, 495 pages. Hardcover / Kindle Frigyes Karinthy originated the idea of six degrees of separation in his 1929 short story, “Chains.” One of the characters in the story bet his friends that “using no more than five individuals, one of whom is a personal acquaintance, he could contact [any person in the world] using nothing except the network of personal acquaintances.” I had a six-degrees-like experience while reading Jeff Guinn’s excellent new biography of Charles Manson. (I don’t normally read biographies of serial … Continue reading Review of “Manson” by Jeff Guinn

‘Believing God for Unreached People Groups’ by Greg Mundis

In the fall 2013 issue of Enrichment, Greg Mundis writes: What we believe shapes our priorities and determines how we live. We believe, as the founders of our Fellowship did, that our Lord commands us to proclaim His gospel and establish His church in all the world. We also believe, as our early leaders did, the Lord’s promise that His Spirit would empower us to accomplish that mission. Recent statistics reveal that the worldwide Assemblies of God now numbers 65 million. We rejoice in the church growth that has taken place in the last 100 years. Yet we know, as … Continue reading ‘Believing God for Unreached People Groups’ by Greg Mundis