My Three Days in Sudan

Darfur. Genocide. Persecution of Christians.  Sanctions.  A rogue nation that supports terrorism.   The man who got me my visa has been accused of behind a  “a behind-the-scenes engineer of government atrocities.”  All in all, a scary place full of scary people. These...

What ISIS Wants

Loving Muslim neighbors in the wake of gruesome executions and the Chapel Hill murders. Enemies change. At times they’re the ones we don’t like. Other times, they’re the ones who don’t like us. Often an enemy might be a whole group of people, like “those Muslims.” Or...

Sniper

When the movie “American Sniper” came out two weeks ago it set off a firestorm of praise and criticism.  I posted several things on Facebook and Twitter calling into question the idea that a sniper could be a hero.  I also made some comments about the American...

Jesus Wants Your Skin in the Game

By Rick Lawrence There He is again, playing a game of verbal “Battleship” with the Pharisees in the temple court—they take a shot at him, and he fires right back. Jesus has, once again, so grossly offended the teachers of the law that they intend to stone him to...

Jesus Serves Muhammad

When we see Muslims committing acts of terror like the recent horror in Paris – there’s only one clarifying question that needs to be answered:  does the Quran or Islam, in some way, encourage such violence? As the Charlie Hebdo magazine released its new edition...