After being framed on false charges of converting Hindus, two Christians in eastern India spent a month in jail where they saw 30 people converted to Christ! Click here to read the rest of the story
Ruth, in her late 30s, with three children, although not imprisoned herself, has a church leader husband who is in jail. Click here to read more
Can prisoners be transformed by the gospel? In theory, we know the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. But here are three recent examples where that is exactly what has happened in practice. ‘C’ came from a church background but had lost his faith when his little nephew died. By the time he was released from … Continue reading Christianity Explored breaks into prison
The court’s decision on the future of Asia Bibi on 31 October was never going to provide a peaceful ending, whichever way it went. Pakistan’s Supreme Court decided to release her, rejecting calls for the death penalty for the mother, imprisoned for over nine years on a false charge of blasphemy. Unsurprisingly, this led to … Continue reading Where now for Asia?
How one of the legends of women’s suffrage found Christ and preached his coming The very first Suffragette to spend a night in prison, Christabel Pankhurst combined campaigns for the right for women to vote with speaking at Christian events, after a conversion experience in 1918. The daughter of Emmeline and Richard Pankhurst, Christabel was … Continue reading Christabel: The Untold Story
AMAZING ACTS Enjoying the real life drama of Acts 1:1-9:31 By Gerard Chrispin Evangelical Press / Christian Prison Resourcing. 187 pages. £8.99 ISBN 978 1 783 970 803 We evangelicals love complexity. Commentaries become longer, training resources become more like degrees, and some sermons almost have footnotes. What Gerard Chrispin has done is therefore extremely … Continue reading Amazing Acts (book review)
(view original article here) How bad were the Canaanites? The Israelites original arrival in the land of Canaan, after the exodus, brought a military judgment and destruction on the inhabitants of a number of its towns – including the destruction by fire of three cities. Critics complain that surely this period represented a low point … Continue reading Unapologetic Christianity from Chris Sinkinson: Child sacrifice?
THE SYDING ADVENTURES 2: Pirates and Prisoners By Mary Weeks Millard Day One. 108 pages. £6.00 ISBN 978 1 846 253 652 (view original article here) This book is the second in a series of seven that are planned for future publication. It is good, easy reading for young people (9yrs–13yrs) with short chapters and a wide … Continue reading The Syding Adventures 2 (book review)
(view original article here) Here are a handful of news-bites from around the world included in the November issue of en. May these encourage us as well as spur us on to pray for our brothers and sisters around the world facing severe persecution. Columbia: conscience The Colombian Constitutional Court upheld the right to conscientious objection, … Continue reading Prayer fuel: News from around the world
(view original article here) Loving, as Jesus loves, is rare. That is, loving sensitively and sacrificially, is still the greatest evidence of the gospel and the most magnetic attraction to God’s truth. When all our evangelistic presentations have been given, it is still the sheer goodness of a Christ-like life and character which exercises the most … Continue reading Notes to growing Christians from David Jackman: A rare sight