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JOSEPH’S CROSS

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Andrew White was kidnapped in Baghdad, gave all his money away, adopted six Iraqi children and suffers from MS. For more than ten years, Canon Andrew White presided over the only Anglican Church in Iraq, a role that led him to be known universally as the “Vicar of Baghdad.” With the invasion of ISIL, Baghdad became too dangerous, and today he splits his time with his displaced congregation – many of whom are children – in Israel and Amman, Jordan. Andrew helped his young charges understand the meaning of Easter. Joseph’s Cross To make the story real I gave our children an olive wood cross made by a friend, a carpenter in Bethlehem called Joseph. One little boy called Yuseph…

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4 CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

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  The state of affairs in the 1st century Middle East mirror those of today. IS is the next in the line of organizational incarnations of the lust to power. Rome was the 1st century organization who had their sights set on world domination. They were terribly violent and accepted no compromise. It is within that context that Jesus of Nazareth came and the New Testament was written. Jesus modeled what it was to serve God in an oppressive and violent state. 4 Christian Responses to IS 1. Responding with force. Canadian CF-18’s have now flown 1000’s of sorties and engaged IS ground troops. They are good Canadian men and women responding with force against evil. As a Christian leader,…

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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ISLAMIC STATE

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One year ago, most Canadians had never heard of “ISIL.” Now, “ISIL” or “IS” is a term that most Canadians wish they could forget. 5 Things You Need to Know About The Islamic State 1. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES AN “L” MAKE? The Islamic State is referred to in the media as “IS” “ISI” “ISIS” and “ISIL.” What difference does one letter make? An L of a lot. ISI ( The Islamic State of Iraq) ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). ISIL (The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant). In political terms, the Levant is an area roughly bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, the interior deserts of modern Syria, Iraq, and…

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