POEM FOR RICHARD WURMBRAND

I only met him once his long body curved and delicate like a well sucked wishbone and behind his eyes the memories of countless nights manacled to the nightmares of Satan his ears besieged by devilish anthems declaring that his Christ was dead. And now every movement magnifying the taut weariness of a prisoner of…

FOUNDATIONS II: SHADOW OF DEATH

A Price to be Paid The Shadow of Death, painted by William Holman Hunt in 1870-73, depicts a young Jesus working as a carpenter prior to his public ministry. He is stripped from the waist down with his arms outstretched, perhaps evaluating the measurements of some unknown object. We cannot see his mother’s face but one…

FOUNDATION: FAITH UNDER COMMUNISM

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.” – Joseph Stalin “Thoughtcrime does not entail death. Thoughtcrime is death” – George Orwell “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion” – United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18″ “A…