Latest Burkina Faso Church Attack Kills 24, Including Pastor

Sunday’s raid left 18 more wounded and burnt down the town church. Gunmen killed 24 civilians, including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation. The mayor of Boundore commune, Sihanri Osangola Brigadie, said the attack occurred in the town of Pansi in Yagha province. The roughly 20 attackers separated men from women close to a Protestant... Read More

God Will Not Speak to You Through Skywriting

Our desperate pleas for a clear sign from the heavens may be answered already. We’ve all said it, either out loud or in our heads: “If God would just tell me what to do, I would do it!” We want to follow God’s will, and when we’re facing a big decision, it does seem that an audible command from God—or even an emphatic hint of some sort—would be extremely helpful, not to mention efficient. When the way forward seems opaque, we begin to ask why the... Read More

Broward may close schools to deal with low enrollment

Nine schools are below 55%, making them the most likely to be affected. These are Broward Estates in Fort Lauderdale (47%), Dr. Mary M. Bethune Elementary in Hollywood (37%), Silver Lakes Elementary in Miramar (53%), Silver Shores Elementary in Miramar (45%), Tamarac Elementary (52%), Tedder Elementary in Pompano Beach (55%), Thurgood Marshall Elementary in Fort Lauderdale (55%), Pines Middle in Pembroke Pines (47%) and Plantation Middle (51%). ... Read More

Donald Trump fans brave long lines to cheer president at the Daytona 500

“We would like a refund,” said Kay Maiden, attending her first Daytona 500. “My feet are sore. I’ve been standing in that line for three hours. I paid $100 to stand in line for three hours, and that’s not a good thing. We got water, but there’s no place to go to the bathroom. It’s definitely very unorganized.” ... Read More

Florida’s wet weekend tied to a massive, record-breaking storm on the other side of the Atlantic

Powerful waves break on the shoreline around the small port of Porthleven, south west England, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Storm Dennis roared across Britain on Sunday, lashing towns and cities with high winds and dumping so much rain that authorities urged residents to protect themselves from “life-threatening floods” in Wales and Scotland. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) (Alastair Grant/AP) ... Read More

Unleashing the Gift of Evangelism in 2020

What is central to Jesus’ mission for us has become secondary to many Christians. Evangelism. Evangelist. Evangelize. Who knew that a word with an etymology relating to good news could become such bad news in our world? We all know that evangelism has fallen on hard times. What is central to Jesus’ mission for us has become secondary to many Christians. Not only does this one word evoke strong emotion (on either side), but it has become increasingly polarizing among... Read More