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In The World—November 5, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Letters Help Imprisoned Christians While he was in prison in Kazakhstan for two years, Yuri Pak received more than 1,200 letters from supporters through Voice of the Martyrs. Pak was falsely convicted of calling in a bomb threat, most likely because he had converted to Christianity. Because of prison restrictions, Pak didn’t […]

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In The World—October 29, 2017

By Melissa Wuske Churches Close in Baghdad Christians were once 10 percent of Iraq’s population, but since 2003 the population of Christians in the country has dropped by 1 million. “Now, in 2017, the Christian population in Iraq is just a fraction of what it used to be,” said International Christian Concern (ICC). “So much […]

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In The World—October 22, 2017

By Melissa Wuske The Reality of Doubt About a quarter of Christians (26 percent) say they currently experience doubt, according to recent research by the Barna Group. Of those who currently or formerly had doubts about their faith, nearly half (45 percent) stopped going to church during their time of doubt, and 40 percent turned […]

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Mentoring Is About Letting Go

By Melissa Wuske It was a cool spring Saturday when I walked into a sweltering high school gym for a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps competition. I was one of only a handful of adults and one of only a dozen or so white people. I was the only person not in a uniform. The […]