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Exodus, Judges, or Nehemiah: Lebanon’s Evangelicals Assess Surprising Election Victory

On the eve of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections last weekend, Resurrection Church of Beirut (RCB) called for a prayer meeting. The short meditation focused on Psalm 147: heal the brokenhearted and sustain the humble—but cast the wicked to the ground. Mired in economic crisis, many Lebanese blame a corrupt political class. Three years ago, a massive […]

What Is Antisemitism? Evangelicals Favor Different Definitions

In a solemn ceremony last month at the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) laid a wreath of remembrance. It was also a pledge. “In awe and profound shame,” the alliance wrote on its Yad Vashem laurel, “yet with the promise for future solidarity.” Alongside dialogue partners from the International […]

Lebanon Prayer: Elections, Justice, Judgment, Blessing

God, Keep today safe. Make today just. But justice is a hard word: It means so many things to so many people. Make it what it means to you. But then, God, is it judgment? If so, it starts with us. Remove the planks from our eyes. Try me and know my inmost thoughts. David […]

Photos Show Ukraine’s Bible Belt Struck Down But Not Destroyed

Ministry had been going so well in Irpin, Ukraine. Over the past decade, the population of Kyiv’s northwest suburb swelled to 90,000, and Irpin Bible Church (IBC) grew with it. The Baptist congregation grew to include 700 adults, with an additional 300 children. And in 2019, 12 members launched a church plant in the “New […]

Lebanon Prayer: Electoral Change

God, When all is bad, we still fear worse. But hope holds on that change will come. Every billboard says so. But what is the substance? What is the plan? This face or that one? My list, not his? Beyond the names, what parties? The red we know. The yellow-green. Who else is campaigning? The […]

Lebanon Prayer: Campaign Clashes

God, The vote is free. The people, too, or is there occupation? Politics manipulates. Licit or illegal? From north to south, and in Beirut, campaigning is disrupted. But so are lives. The poster size offends the sinking lira. Politicians show their plans—or at least their faces. But some denied in neighborhoods where rivals show displeasure. […]


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