The short answer is “Yes, all the time.”
The not as short answer is: “Yes, Christians in America are persecuted, but not as frequently, consistently, or with nearly the intensity that Christians are persecuted in many other parts of the world.”
For a longer answer, keep reading.
Deal of the Day
Gloria Furman. Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full. Reviewed by Kimberly Campbell.
David Murray. Top 10 Books on Christ in the Old Testament. Murray has curated a great list of resources for you to study Jesus in the Old Testament. You’ll want to add these to your library or read one or two of them as time allows.
David Schrock. Six Keys to Detecting the Prosperity Gospel. Schrock has curated excellent material on the prosperity gospel. Get got up on this conversation at his site.
Over at the Juicy Ecumenism blog, my friend Mark Tooley gives some historical perspective on why changing theology to suit the perceived preferences of the younger generation is always a bad idea. While the church should never “pander” to anyone, the church does have a responsibility to “cater” to those who might be making decisions about faith and the church.
Job 8:13 “Such are the paths of all who forget God; the hope of the godless shall perish.”
“A man full of hope will be full of action.” Thomas Brooks