Peter’s Second Conversion

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on August 5, 2012. Acts 10:1-23 Morning Prayer: O Lord, through your son, Jesus, you did open your arms to welcome and to bless children.  At the beginning of this school year, we ask a...

After 9/11, Curiosity over Islam Leads to Conversion

BOSTON (RNS) Like a lot of other people in the haze and confusion of the 9/11 attacks, Johannah Segarich asked herself: “What kind of religion is this that could inspire people to do this?” She had studied other religions, but never Islam. So she bought a copy of the...

Converting to God’s Way Every Day

In reading the ninth chapter of the book of Acts, I am struck by the words in the first verse that describe Saul’s (soon to be, but not yet Paul’s) demeanor. He is “still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord.” Before...

Afghan Man on Trial for Converting to Christianity

A trial of a man facing possible execution for converting to Christianity is being viewed as a test case for Afghanistan’s new Constitution and fledgling democratic government. According to reports, Abdul Rahman, 42, grew up as a Muslim in Afghanistan but...