When Religion Becomes Idolatry: Part 2

The idolatry of shaping God in our own image has been the root of much evil in the world. It has perpetuated systems of oppression. And racism. And hate. It has led to genocide. And apartheid. And rape. Tell me that the church’s hands are clean from the blood of...

When Religion Becomes Idolatry: Part 1

Like Jacob in Genesis 32, I have wrestled recently with God over the politics of my own identity. From a young age, I had attained to what many around me attested to be “profound maturity” in my Christian faith. I could quote Bible verses in the proper...

Syria Called ‘Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time’

The Syrian conflict, now the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, entered its fifth year last weekend. As it continues to escalate, the need for the international community to redouble its efforts to bring about a political solution could not be greater,...

How Syrian Crisis Transformed Lebanese Churches

Since the summer of 2011, the Lebanese Baptist Society (LSESD) has been directly involved in reaching out to vulnerable Syrian refugees affected by the crisis.  What we are witnessing today is the changing, cleansing and transforming of hearts, which God alone can do....

Lebanese Baptists Reach Out to Syrian Neighbors

Not long ago the U.S. considered Iran to be one of the “axis of evil” countries while the latter referred to U.S. as the “great Satan.” Now we see leaders of both countries hugging each other in what appears to be the start of a new love story...