BP This Week: Pray for the Persecuted

Plus: Russia and Fake News • Can Catholic Universities Be Catholic?

Persecution against Christians worldwide is at an all-time high. What is God calling the church in America and Europe to do to help? As we mark the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, our hosts take stock of this worsening crisis, and urge prayer and targeted action on behalf of our embattled brothers and sisters around the globe. John and Ed also discuss the newly-modified HHS contraception mandate, and attempt by LGBT groups at Georgetown to shut down a pro-marriage group, and newly-released evidence of Russia’s bizarre efforts to influence the 2016 election. The American public, it turns out, is frighteningly susceptible to this propaganda and fake news.


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  • Brian Hale

    God bless you guys for giving the rest of us evangelical Christians courage to speak out because you do!

    Do the Russians target Christians as gullible? Of course, they do — as many unbelieving Americans do. People who do not believe in Christianity see our belief in the supernatural and naturally think Christians are gullible. For the non-believer, faith in what is not real (to them) is clear evidence of foolishness. The bible tells us we will be taken for fools, for “we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness” (I Corinthians 1:23). However, if we believe in Christ, we cannot help but see non-believers as tragically more foolish than we are, for “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty” (I Corinthians 1:27).