Posts tagged "christian persecution"

Put a Gun to their Head

Maybe use of fear and violence isn’t the best way to teach about fear and violence. Ashley Baxstrom:  This headline speaks for itself: “Pennsylvania Church Kidnaps Teens, Holds Them At Gunpoint, For ‘Learning Exercise.’” It’s pretty much about exactly what you think it is. Officials at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middleton, Pennsylvania,...

Our Daily Links: While You Were Eating Fruitcake Edition

Worth the Wait: It may have taken 1,500 years but the Talmud finally has an index. Early Adopters: I've long said that religion and porn are the two first groups to adopt new technologies. In "Christianity and the Future of the Book" at The New Atlantis Alan Jacobs writes, "Religious communities have been the...

Media’s Muslim v. Christian Paradigm

Abby Ohlheiser:  The State Department has weighed in on the case of Iranian Christian pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, who was arrested in 2009 and sentenced to death for apostasy.  He'd be the first executed for that reason in Iran since 1990.  But this month, the Iranian Supreme Court offered him a way out: they've overturned...