How should we pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini?

"Angel of Grief" by Timothy Faust (via Flickr)

By Dr. Gary Tuck Pastor Saeed Abedini. If you don’t know that name, you should google it and learn at least some basic facts … because, if you are a Christian, he is you. That’s right. There is a fundamental solidarity of all followers of King Jesus. But Saeed Abedini is just the single best…
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Frozen: A Review


(Spoiler Alert!) My grandgirls, Nicole and Joy, were in town for the weekend, so we went to see Frozen, a delightful animated fantasy suitable to all viewers. Disney has done it again: They created a great redemption story. Those who know the biblical story line will see biblical themes coming up constantly. Caution: this essay…
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Why I Restore Jeeps


Over the last 15 or so years I have enjoyed restoring two military jeeps—a 1944 GPW that has been in our family since 1967 and a 1942 MB which I bought in 2003. My students and colleagues sometimes ask, “Why do you restore jeeps?” They are often surprised that a professor would love working on…
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Beggars On Our Streets

Open hands begging

When I lived for six months in the Philippines, I got used to seeing beggars on the streets. When you stopped at an intersection they would come out into the street and tap on your car window with an open hand. Many were in filthy clothes, without shoes, and were missing teeth. Some women carried…
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We’re back!


The Transformed Blog is back. For many of you, it may come as a surprise that it went anywhere. For others, you might wonder why it lay dormant for the better part of six months. When Marc Cortez, the originator and organizer of the blog, decided to take his talents to South Beach Wheaton, we…
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