The Persecuted Church

Joe and Jimmy are back in the cigar shop, and are joined by Stephen Kopalchick. Stephen is a member of Redeemer Fellowship, Director of Global Distribution at Crossway, and the founder of The St. Charles Institute. The guys had Stephen on to discuss a passion of his, raising awareness about the persecuted church. What is persecution? What areas are hot today? How can American Christians and churches begin to think more deeply about and get involved in this issue? Be sure to read the article we referenced on the Chinese church and their public statement amidst severe persecution.

For more information on the persecuted church you can check out the following resources suggested by Stephen.


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