Christian Century staff
“Probably the best description of him is a master manipulator,” Ricks said of David Koresh, who died in a fire in 1993 along with dozens of his Branch Davidian followers.
Fackre was influential in the formation of the United Church of Christ and wrote the five-volume work The Christian Story.
Three Indonesian Christians moved into their church in New Jersey—one of more than 30 congregations sheltering people facing deportation.
Before his consecration as bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, Azar was a pastor in Jerusalem's Old City for three decades.
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