New books that are shaping discussions about global Christianity
The 21 men murdered in 2015 will be remembered long after the era of ISIL is forgotten.
Under Mussolini, Christian soldiers obeyed orders to target the Ethiopian church.
ISIS’s primary targets remain Muslims it views as apostate. But a new generation of Christian martyrs is arising as well.
One of the teenagers killed in Colorado’s Columbine High School shootings in 1999 was Cassie Bernall. Soon after her murder, reports emerged about how one of the shooters had found Bernall under a table, pointed a gun at her head and asked, “Do you believe in God?” She said yes and was promptly shot.Within weeks of that event I heard a sermon at an Episcopal church praising Bernall’s witness and urging Christians to imitate her faithfulness. Prognosticators predicted another Great Awakening in American life sparked by Bernall’s martyrdom.