Saturday 16 May 2015
Iraq’s Christians are seeking another country to live and the Wall Street Journal is calling it a true test of faith. “Yet many Christian refugees also reject proposals for international military protection within a secure zone on the Nineveh Plain. Christians don’t want to exist as a community in isolation. They long to fulfill their Biblical calling to be “salt and light,” a living witness of the faith, integrated into society.”
What should you do if you have a genetic predisposition towards cancer in some parts of your body? Should you, like some celebrities have done, have the offending body parts removed? In this post, Robert Cutillo asks, “can the known present be unfairly robbed by excessive fear of the unknown future?” Perhaps such drastic precautions are necessary, but, Cutillo says, “only if we reduce the present to a colorless precaution, living in the shadow of calculated risk of a feared future.”
In this article, one woman bravely shares what it was like for her when her marriage broke down. “I grew up as a minister’s daughter, and became a Crusader leader, vice-president of Sydney University Evangelical Union, and finally wife of a Moore College student” Then, in the year after we finished college, my marriage broke up. My world was shattered.” She continues, “Encountering hesitation, awkwardness, and constant questions about whether I was still going to church ate away at my sense of belonging to God’s family. I felt more comfortable hanging out with my non-Christian friends.” Read her story here.
In Ireland, a larger-than-life size homeless Jesus has been unveiled on the streets of Dublin. Church of Ireland Archbishop, the Most Reverend Michael Geoffrey St Aubyn Jackson said, “this image of The Homeless Jesus is a reminder to the entire community of this city – Catholics and Protestants, people of faith and people of none – that as long as there are people who cannot find a suitable roof over their head and families without a place where they can live with dignity, then none of us can roll over in our comfortable beds with an easy conscience. Conscience, public opinion and political commitment must be kept alert every day and never settle back into thinking we have done enough.”