Let Her Thrive

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Photgraphic Impact

Let Her Thrive

This May/June the Picture Christians Project will launch a new initiative called Thrive. The idea behind Thrive is that while the war against the Islamic State in Iraq is being won, the battle for the lives and futures of its victims is just beginning. Thrive will coordinate activities for the Assyrian Christian and Yezidi victims of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, taking real steps designed to help them regain their sense of self and self worth, the both of which have...

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Joy

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Photgraphic Impact, Some good news

Joy

It’s a new year again. Among all the gifts given and received this Christmastide, the one thing that most people want, at least according to the National Institute of Health – is happiness, joy. And why not? The first gift of the nativity given by the heavenly hosts to the shepherds was the “good news of great joy” because “a savior has been born for you, who is Messiah and Lord.” That is good news, and yet during the Christmastide so many of us fall into depression,...

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You will be a blessing to others

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Global Jihad, Middle East

You will be a blessing to others

  This past November 8th, 2016, we Americans were blessed. After almost two years of argument and tension, we stepped into the voting booth and changed, without violence or terror, the president and political party that will govern our country. This is no small accomplishment. I say this not to celebrate the victory of one candidate over another, but rather to take stock of the great blessing that is our orderly and peaceful transfer of power. That we as Americans are...

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Stretch out your hand

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Christians in the Media, Featured, Middle East, Some good news

Stretch out your hand

Again he entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand.They watched him closely to see if he would cure him on the sabbath so that they might accuse him. He said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up here before us.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent. Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, he...

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“Never put a scorpion in your pocket.”

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Global Jihad, Iraqi Men, Terror's Handiwork

“Never put a scorpion in your pocket.”

Back in 2014 I was in Amman, Jordan. While there I met an extraordinary man, a retired Assyrian boxer named Azor. Azor told me that he had once boxed on the Iraqi national team and, despite his advancing age, still loved the sport. To make this point he produced two sets of boxing gloves and insisted that I go a couple of mock rounds with him in the livingroom of the small apartment where he and his family stayed. Fortunately, he never allowed himself to lay a glove on me....

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The pro’s and con’s of “seeing is believing”

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Media

The pro’s and con’s of “seeing is believing”

According to the collective knowledge of Wikipedia, the idiom “seeing is believing” was first recorded in 1639, which means it had likely been in use for some time prior to that date. The simple explanation of this expression is that things you can see are “truer” or more “real” than those you cannot. But when it comes to photographs we should be very, very careful about what, or even more importantly why, we see something as true or real. (Above: Jeff Gardner –...

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