Acting Like A State: ISIS, the US, and Jesus as Lord

Iraqiboys

But ISIS is different. It aims to be a state on the world stage and uses a Western name for its territory–the Levant. ISIS isn’t subverting Western dominance. It’s confronting it head on.

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A #BringBackOur Girls Confession

Bringbackourgirls

I want to look hard, unflinchingly into your eyes, breathe deeply, and confess to you this ugly thing that I have seen in myself.

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ISIS vs the Way of Jesus

Isis Fighters

The way of Jesus is the hard way. Forgiveness, love, choosing to lay down our lives is the most difficult path in the face of real enemies. ISIS is real. But love is far more powerful.

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

Notoisis

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

Missiontrip

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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