Jim Foley, ISIS, and What I Learned from Being Kidnapped


We sat on mats in a traditional sitting room in a remote village of northwestern Iraq. One of our captors guarded the door with his assault rifle at the other end of the room.

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Two (or Three) Things NOT to Say About Your Short-Term Mission Trip


Last night I was reading a book by a young woman who moved to Africa as a teenager. Her story stirred up a lot of feelings, both positive and negative, for me.

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Now on the Red Carpet: Sami Rasouli

Sami Rasouli

AUGUST 5, 2013 | BY: MARGOT STARBUCK — He’d been living in Minnesota when, in 2003, Sami Rasouli returned to his homeland of Iraq…

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Presidential Politics, Big Military and Jesus

Military Jesus

BY: CRAIG M. WATTS — Early this week the presidential candidates got to debate about foreign policy as…

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When All of Abraham’s Children Share a Table: A Moment I’ll Never Forget

Interfaith Prayer

BY: JON HUCKINS — Hebron is known as one of the most volatile cities in the whole region…

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