What is the cost of radical discipleship? In this article, Plough interviews dissident writer Yu Jie about his experiences as a persecuted Christian in China and his thoughts on community, inspired by a dissident from another era.
It’s proving to be an unsettling year. In such times, being told to “take courage” can sound like a grim joke. Yet courage is precisely what we’re in need of today: courage to stand by the truth, and courage to stand by the gospel’s claim that everyone belongs to God, because Jesus has overcome the world. Such courage, according to Augustine, is simply “love ready to bear all things for God’s sake.” To inspire such love – and to guard against a failure of nerve or of imagination – this issue of Plough highlights lived examples of the virtue of courage.