On the Release of Saeed Abedini

Today is a good day. Five prisoners have been released by the Iranian…


On This Silent Night

This article appeared on Karen's personal blog on December 17, 2015. It has…


At the Pleasure of the King

Lately, I feel a strong pull to define myself by today's ideologies and…


Understanding Domestic Persecution: Part 2

Before we can explore the contours of growing domestic persecution, we must…


Understanding Domestic Persecution: Part 1

A church in flames against the backdrop of night is a strong and evocative…


A Good Measure? Thoughts on Analyzing the Persecuted Church

Last week, a colleague asked for my thoughts on a recent study on how the…


At the Center of My Life: Talking with James Ward on Multicultural Worship Past, Present and Future

Since 2002, Jim Ward has been the Director of Music at New City Fellowship, a…


For Whom Will Tomorrow’s Bell Toll? Thoughts On Paula Deen…

A word once spoken can never be taken back.So goes the old African proverb,…


Freedom From a One-Dimensional Identity

I see myself as a walking paradox.  There are many manifestations of the human…


Motherhood, Untimely Born

by Karen Ellis, Regular ContributorA curious command and promise opens Isaiah…


The Chocolate Heart-- Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series by Karen Ellis.  Read the first part here.…


The Chocolate Heart

Editor's Note: This is Part One of a two-part series by Karen Ellis.  Stayed…


Liberty and Justice for All - Theological Reflections on the Dream

by Karen Ellis, Main ContributorsIn an address to Covenant College students in…