Dispatch from Vietnam Part 2

In a previous Dispatch, I identified the remarkable yet difficult terrain of Christian life in a Communist police state such as Vietnam. Tough and often unyielding, the government allows scattered opportunities for faith to sprout, yet at will denies religious freedom. The week I met with the Ministry of Public Security an Australian evangelist, Nick … Continue reading

Would you believe this is Vietnam?

We arrived in Vietnam — one of only five remaining socialistic dictatorships ruled by Communist ideology, circumscribed by its assumptions and demands. However my reading had not prepared me for what I saw and was to learn. Vietnam is a country of surprising contradictions. Made infamous by wars with the French and Americans I was … Continue reading