In Praise of Suffering

Erasmus’ essay In Praise of Folly is a satire of self-deception, madness, superstition, corruption and pedantry, but ends with a straightforward statement of Christian ideals. This post is not a satire of suffering. On the contrary, I argue that suffering is an essential value of the Christian faith, and a path to blessing. Indeed, oppression … [Read more…]

How can Social Transformation be promoted?

Social Transformation can be promoted through the following avenues: PRAYER: Prayer is the most powerful “instrument” for Social Transformation, because prayer can change the course of History. But Social Transformation, particularly when it affects the Persecuted Church, must be on the prayer agenda of the Church. Prayer is important because it sensitizes and leads to … [Read more…]