US Evangelicals Grieve Kenya Killings

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The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) grieves the loss of lives in Kenya, where gunmen targeted Christians and killed nearly 150 students at Garissa University College on April 2.

“Our hearts break for Christians killed in countries dominated by other religions,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “But Kenya is a majority Christian nation. This is persecution on a new and greater level. Christians have died because they are Christians in a majority-Christian land.”

At its most recent meeting, the NAE board issued a statement concerning the persecution of Christians around the world and called on evangelicals to “engage in sustained prayer for those whose lives are threatened and especially for the family members of the martyrs who have been brutally killed” and to “give generously toward the needs of refugees and for the rebuilding of shattered communities.”

The NAE also urges evangelicals to pray that government leaders will have wisdom …

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17 (Or So) Things I Did Last Week

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A favorite former student got married on Saturday at the Air Force Academy chapel in Colorado Springs. I was nearby for meetings, so she asked me to deliver the prayer of blessing.

A favorite former student got married on Saturday at the Air Force Academy chapel in Colorado Springs. I was nearby for meetings, so she asked me to deliver the prayer of blessing. (The bride was stunning, but I’m withholding photos till she posts some.)

Last Wednesday morning, I took off for the national meeting of the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) in Westminster, Colorado (near Denver). Among other tasks, I served on a panel of professional editors who are print natives in the digital world. We were helping digital natives understand why “listicles” (articles comprised of lists) can feel to us like “Ten Easy Steps to the Deep Mysteries of God.” And why writing titles and headlines for the web can also feel like taking an exacto knife to a painting (pop titles often carve out metaphors and replace them with words designed for SEO). Our group was also trying to …

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