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Christians in Mosul

Developments this week finally brought the plight of Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul into the global spotlight. In scenes eerily reminiscent of Nazi Germany, the Muslim ISIS leadership has demanded that Christians convert, be “branded” and pay the subjugation (jizya) tax, or face execution. In response many Christians are fleeing.

This is highly disturbing for the global…

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Top 10 tips for Atheists this Easter - Atheists should drop their easily dismissed scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against Christianity, and instead quiz believers about Old Testament violence and hell, writes John Dickson for The Drum
This Easter, lets contemplate the meaning of hope - Simon Smart writes for The Guardian on how the hope of Easter points to the future restoration of broken things, of death and evil being conquered and justice and order emerging from chaos.