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Trapped In the Maze

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Being an atheist in middle school, high school, and (most of) college meant that I was a mission field for my Christian colleagues. “I value your bravery,” Christians students would tell me. “It must be very terrifying to live in a world without God.” Looking back with...

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What Is a Disciple?

Posted by Margaret Foley on

"What is a disciple?" Pastor Tim asks an eager crowd of UU and UT students. "What does the word discipleship mean?" One student, an elderly North Korean man, says: "when you disciple someone, it means that you are making this person like yourself." Pastor Tim latches onto this answer. It's...

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Here Are The Things We Can Only Learn About God Through Doing The Word

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

What makes a person wise? What helps you to grow and to experience blessings in your life? In most traditions, we are taught that what makes us wise is meditation, contemplation, study. Christians also often believe that what makes us wise is Bible study, worship, and prayer. We think that if...

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Reports of Christ's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Years ago, Mahatma Gandhi hit the nail on the head when he said, “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are nothing like your Christ.” Many Christians who hear this like to point the finger back at Gandhi. “Who said we need your approval?&rdquo...

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Forgiveness Is Like Surgery

Posted by Margaret Foley on

Very few people give Peter credit. In Matthew 18:21-22, Peter asks Jesus how many times a person should forgive their enemy. He suggests seven times. Jesus says seven times seventy-times (or, in some translations, seventy-seven times.) Peter, if anything, is taken aback. Most people write...

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Please don't study the Bible

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

It seems almost unbiblical to ask Christians not to study the Bible, and yet a careful reading of the text supports the request. As a teacher of the Bible, one of my first instructions to students is to find the best study Bible they can...and then cut all of the study notes out of it so that...

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Short-Wave Radio Plants Spiritual Seed In North Korean Woman

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

At the beginning of the year we began using a brand new North Korean announcer for our radio broadcasts into NK. Professionally speaking, she has been good for the broadcast in numerous ways. She was a singer in North Korea . . . not a famous person, but some professional voice training...

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Sex Slave No Longer . . . Now She is a Child of God

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

One of the largest areas of impact this year was made through our distribution of MP3 players that were loaded with the dramatized North Korean New Testament.  My wife recently had the privilege of seeing first-hand the impact that these MP3 players (loaded with God’s word) are...

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How Can I Resist Torture If I’m Persecuted For My Faith? Here’s Rev. Wurmbrand’s One Word Answer

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

How can I be prepared to resist torture if I am persecuted for my faith in Jesus?  Will I be strong enough to “stand for Christ” if I have to suffer?  I’ve been asked these questions in one form or another at conferences, churches and on social media. So, how can I...

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Kim Kyo-Shin: Freedom On The Outside Is Meaningless Without Freedom On The Inside

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Kim Kyo-shin, an early Korean Christian said, “The Bible and the Korean nation are like two souls in one body.” He meant that it wasn’t possible to experience freedom as a Korean, unless freedom in Christ was experienced first.  Kim Kyo-shin led many Koreans to freedom in...

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