By John Zmirak, The Stream – A Sermon for the Next Great Awakening… when James Robison sent me one video recently, I was glad it didn’t have a transcript. I wouldn’t have missed this delivery, or the speaker’s honest passion, for anything in the world. Robison’s comments on the video promised a lot: “If all pastors and priests would preach with courage, conviction, and compassion like this we would witness the next Great Awakening.”
Radio Free Asia – Authorities in China are detaining Christians in secretive, mobile “transformation” facilities to make them renounce their faith, RFA has learned… A member of a Christian “house church” in the southwestern province of Sichuan who asked to be identified by a pseudonym Li Yuese said he was held in a facility run by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s United Front Work Department, working in tandem with the state security police, for 10 months after a raid on his church in 2018.
By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing – Pictures come to mind when I think of the Lonely Revolution – that deterioration of the principles governing sexual behavior in the ruins of the Christian West… One is of my father and my mother, before they were married, and of my father’s brother and his fiancée, at a lake near home. It is difficult to explain to young people how varied and energetic our social life once was in America; outdoors whenever it could be, indoors otherwise – at dance halls, playhouses, bowling alleys, schoolhouses, diners, and churches.