Easter Makes All The Difference

Easter Makes All The Difference This Good Friday, it was more than 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s death. Had he lived to finish his second term, the history of the United States would no doubt have been far different. Some historians believe that if Lincoln had lived, he would probably have been more successful in […]

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Christians, Muslims, To Fight Extremism

Over the course of two weeks, all over the world, Radical Islamic groups, including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have been running a heated race to exploit the horrific massacre of 50 Muslims during the Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. The massacre was like the “kiss of life” […]

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Christmas in Iraq Will Never be the Same

Christmas in Iraq Will Never be the Same On this Christmas season, Christian communities in the Middle East are suffering from persecution and displacement. This should be a concern for Western Christians more than the wholesale embracing of the globalized and commercial version of Christmas. The Christian communities in Iraq, in particular some of the […]

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With Christ’s Love, Chaplain Saving Lives

Last month, March 2018, Chaplain Chris Kolupa saved the life of a new Iraqi immigrant who was getting ready to commit suicide. With God’s Grace, Kolupa was able to intervene, defuse the situation, and transport the disoriented refugee to a medical facility where the immigrant stayed for two weeks. With prayers and pastoral visits, Chaplain […]

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WHAT DOES MESSIAH MEAN IN ISLAM?

Forty Five years ago, I was sitting at Shehab Mosque in a Beirut neighborhood, Lebanon. I was helping the imam, Sheikh Abdul Sami Al Shareef with his Quranic studies session after the sunset prayers. I was the youngest among the several older people who gathered in a circle to hear Shiekh Al Shareef interpret the […]

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He Is Risen

God who turned the Crucifixion into the Resurrection can turn your disbelief and despair into faith. Trust in the power of the Resurrected Christ and He will take your sins and sorrows and turn them into forgiveness and joy. He will turn defeat into victory, turn shame into glory, and turn death into eternal life.

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