This Easter, SAT-7 Founder and International CEO Dr Terence Ascott reflects on Jesus’ words on the cross – “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” – and asks, what is God’s reply for the Middle East today?
As we journey through Lent this year in preparation for the glorious Feast of the Resurrection, we do so at a time when many are in vital need of the hope that salvation promises and brings.
As I spent time reflecting on Jesus’ life and death, I thought about the women of the Bible who followed Jesus to the end. What do the women in the Gospels have in common with many women in my country of Iran?
We cannot risk allowing our own Christian faith to remain indifferent or removed from the challenges facing our region.So, what does it really mean to be ashamed of Jesus today?
For decades North Africa’s young people have pushed against social, economic and religious restrictions. A Moroccan Christian shares their struggles and the new paths some are finding as they turn to Christ.
The world seems to be moving in darkness not only because of the sense of chaos and uncertainty brought on by change but because of the lack of trusted leadership and role models.
May the cry of our heart be a cry for peace, love, joy and transformation, one step at a time, one person at a time, for the birth of Christ is the hope of peace and reconciliation for the world.
“The Church in Tunisia faces a restriction that cannot be ignored: we can only profess our faith inside churches.”
"All these security measures around me add to my fear instead of making me feel secure and protected."
As the Christian community in the Middle East is increasingly under threat, the question of how believers should respond to violence becomes more and more a topic of conversation.
“We insist on creating peace,” said Wanis. “As a church we will not be scared. We will not close in on ourselves again because of one or two incidents. We will not build more walls."
Surely God knows her needs and what is the best for this sister. So why should I pray for Maryam? What difference would it or could it make?
Societies are being reshaped, and seemingly with little moral guidance or predictability. This is overwhelming enough in itself, but what makes the situation even more desperately confusing is the lack of good role models.
Despite being located in a conflict zone, the Resurrection Church has managed to establish a culture of spiritual belonging.