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What the North Korean government understands about Christian martyrdom that we Christians sometimes forget

English language media today are reporting what at first sounds like predictable comments from North Korea’s state media: North Korea is displeased that its former captive Kenneth Bae is talking publicly and negatively about his time in a North Korean … Continue reading

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Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol (한충렬), Our Brother, Martyred April 30, 2016

I want to tell you about one of the great men of North Korea ministry upon the occasion of his martyrdom in Changbai, China this past Saturday, April 30, 2016. His name was Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol (한충렬). He was 49 … Continue reading

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A Martyr Is Not A Victim But Also Not A Hero. Instead, The Martyr Is A _____________________

Marc at Bad Catholic wrote the kind of near-perfect blog post last week that I would have cut out and put on my refrigerator if we were still in the newspaper age and if our refrigerator here in Korea wasn’t … Continue reading

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