In the land of Mao, a rising tide of Christianity

Worshippers attend a service at a church in China’s Protestant heartland in the country’s east. By some estimates, China now has 100 million Christians, more believers in Christ than Communist Party members.(Ariana Lindquist for NPR)   Official Chinese surveys now show that nearly one in three Chinese describe themselves as religious, an astonishing figure for […]

Can God Be Silent?

It was in 2006 that German-born Pope Benedict XVI visited Auschwitz where six million Jews had been killed under Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship and the words he uttered were: “In a place like this, words fail; in the end, there can be only a dread silence, a silence which itself is a heartfelt cry to God: […]

The Best in life is to live for Jesus

Composed by Alem Meren On February 5, 1959 at Aliba, Ao area The wintry leaves of mountain trees were pale, The slanting rays of sun upon me fell. Then up in mountain top alone was I. My heart had danced and leaped and sang with joy My mind was full of thoughts with fate of […]

Science book and the Bible: which weighs heavier?

Once great nations are in social decline. Family breakdown and crime are increasing. Where there would seem to be everything to live for, epidemic of youth suicide and broken homes did afflicted nations. What accounts for this? This social decay has followed considerate changes in what young children are taught in school. Depending on the […]

Quest of Spirituality

The growing tension and the search for true Spirituality is a postmodernquest. Each religion professes its own faith according to its own beliefs and teachings. David Brian Perrin once lamented that, “People throughout the world experience spirituality whether they are Christians or not, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism are all forms of spirituality, but have no […]

Knock Down Your Altar

Judges 6:1-2 reads: “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD:  and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel:  and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and […]

Lives transformed by Christian faith

Tom’s Lonely Journey to Jesus Tom knew he’d been unwanted all of his life, even before birth. Rejection and abuse eventually propelled him into a violent life of crime on the streets. After being miraculously protected in prison and later directed by an angel, Tom discovered the prayers from a group of teenagers leading him […]

“Father, Please Heal My Broken Heart”

How can you mend this broken man?How can a loser ever win?Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again. These lyrics from a popular song of the ’70s, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” by the Bee Gees, can certainly make us reflect on our own broken hearts. How many […]

The Mountain Moving Business

We all know it takes faith to move mountains and I believe our own faith is strengthened, as well as others, each time we share our victories. We overcome by our testimony so I have elected to share with you a brief testimony of mine. (Rev. 12:11) Before I get to my testimony however, I […]

Justin Bieber: Tween Evangelist?

With a smooth voice, a signature mop of hair and a string of hits, Justin Bieber has accumulated millions of fans and sold 3.7 million albums in the United States last year. Now Bieber’s handlers are showcasing another side of the 16-year-old pop sensation: Christian icon for the tween set.Bieber’s faith is on display in […]

Testimonies of people who have found answers

Michael W. Smith recalls drug addiction, boasts of identity in Christ   Audrey BarrickSinger/songwriter Michael W. Smith hasn’t been the same since God came to him more than 30 years ago during his darkest days. Though he has become one of the most recognized and respected Christian music artists – with 44 Dove Awards, three […]