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When Pastors Were Spies

When Pastors Were Spies

The East German secret police, known as the Stasi not only gathered information on millions of civilians following World War II, but they also engaged in domestic espionage that included a highly sophisticated “church department” which, for four decades, used a network of Christian pastors and theology professors as informants.

‘Jesus Stood Here’: The Land of Israel and Our Historical Faith

‘Jesus Stood Here’: The Land of Israel and Our Historical Faith
In his album, “Resurrection Letters,” Andrew Peterson describes, in a song called “Maybe Next Year,” how a visit to Jerusalem made his faith real like never before. “This is the place where Abraham/cut loose the boy and he killed the ram instead/And this is the place where Jesus said/you could tear down the temple and He’d raise it from the dead.”