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Seminary Student Killed for Witnessing

Michael Nnadi was a Nigerian, whose face projected a nearly supernatural joy. Michael was one of 270 students studying at the Good Shepherd Seminary in ...


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They Chose to Stay

In the film Of Gods and Men, director Xavier Beauvois tells the story of a small group of mostly French monks living in Algeria during a time of civil ...


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Muslim Background Believers

Philip Yancey writes about a 2019 visit to Beirut, Lebanon:

Christianity had its beginnings in this part of the world, and biblical reminders abound. Solomon ...

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How God Used Tragedy to Multiply a Call to Missions

Recently Pastor Ronnie Floyd shared the moving story of Missionary Howard Borden on Fox News:

In the early 1900s, 16-year-old William Whiting Borden graduated ...

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Missionary Shares Why He Risked His Life

Mark Batterson tells of a modern day martyr in his book Chase the Lion:

With his hands tied behind his back, missionary J. W. Tucker was beaten and then ...

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Chief Rabbi: When Judaism Is Easy People Lose Faith

Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, once referenced what he called the "counter-intuitive phenomena of Jewish history"—a phenomena ...


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How Clay Turns into Gems under Pressure

Geologist Dr. James Clark recounts visiting the Soviet Union a few years after Communism dissolved. He was asked to preach at a small Russian Baptist ...


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Willing to Lay Down Their Lives for Mars Trip

The non-profit organization Mars One has set the lofty goal of establishing a human colony on Mars by 2027. They plan to send four pioneers as a test ...


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Christian Village of ISIS Victims Reacts to Relatives' Deaths

While the world watches the actions of the ISIS terrorist group with outrage and horror, a story of Egyptian Christians reacting to the loss of their ...


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The Day of Death and Triumph

James Guthrie, the Covenanter, woke up in the condemned cell on the morning of his execution. His servant was weeping, and he said, "Stop that at ...


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