Month: January 2017

Anti-terrorism law snags western evangelists
East Europe

Anti-terrorism law snags western evangelists

Russia’s new anti-terrorism law that President Vladimir Putin approved last summer, called The “Yarovaya law” which called for tighter restrictions on missionaries and evangelism, has resulted in at least 32 prosecutions since it went into effect in July, 2016. One U.S. Baptist missionary Don Ossewaarde, originally from Illinois and who […]

Abortion aid funding banned by Trump
North America

Abortion aid funding banned by Trump

 On his first day in office, President Donald J. Trump signed an order ending US government financial support to all overseas abortion promoting organizations. The order is called The “Mexico City” policy, more commonly called the “Global Gag” policy by the left which bans federal funds from being given to […]

Transitions of Power
Security Security Bulletin

Transitions of Power

Students of political science always strive to identify themes to better understand global events. It was quite easy this week. After a bitter campaign election season, Donald John Trump became the 45th President of the United States in front of an estimated 30 million viewers from around the world. While numerous (and honestly, […]

1 Timothy 4:7     Training in godliness
Devotional

1 Timothy 4:7 Training in godliness

Time and again in the New Testament, we hear of the problems and dangers of false teaching and half truths.  This must be countered by true faith and sound doctrine.  This involves discipline and “training in godliness” (v.7b-8).  Training for physical fitness has value, but training for spiritual fitness has […]