Woe to Assyria

Westerners cannot use reason to talk IS out of conducting jihad. So what is the solution?

Echoes of silenced prayer

The violence wrought by ISIS and the Syrian civil war threatens to destroy the religious and cultural heritage of the Middle East. Lost Origins Productions is attempting to preserve ancient Sufi and Christian chant in a series of stunning albums.

Praying for the world when bad news abounds

On a trip to the Holy Land in 2008, I found myself riveted by an unusual mosaic of Jesus on the Church of All Nations, depicting Jesus as our intercessor, kneeling at the center of the image with two groups of people flanking him.

Musings on Calvary

Calvary is really about being a Christian, which means being willing to follow Jesus into the valley of the shadow of death, confident even in the midst of fear and pain that “thou art with me” (Ps 23:4).