Every year, hundreds of Pakistani Muslim men kidnap Christian, Hindu, and Sikh women and children. Many are as young as 12, chained up to keep them from escaping. The men often force both conversion to Islam and marriage upon their victims.
Billy Graham’s friend and pastor reflected on his yearslong friendship with the famed evangelist — and shared the lessons and values he believes the Church can glean from the life and ministry of a man he said mirrored the “very heartbeat of God.”
For the first time in more than a year, when Pastor Miles McPherson looked out into the Rock Church auditorium during Sunday’s Point Loma service, the faces of his congregants were looking back. He was beaming.
Longtime quarterback Alex Smith announced his NFL retirement Monday, capping a 16-year journey that started as a No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and ended after his improbable return from a gruesome injury.
In a year that has been anything but normal, holiday cheer feels especially important. However, with many states and countries continuing or ramping up restrictions, this time of year may bring additional frustration and discontent.