Joel Mayward is a pastor, writer, youth worker, and film critic. The author of three books, he has written for numerous ministry publications, including Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, Leadership Journal, YouthWorker Journal, Immerse Journal, The Youth Cartel, and LeaderTreks. You can read his musings on film, theology, and culture at his personal blog, www.joelmayward.com. For his film reviews and essays, check out www.cinemayward.com. Follow Joel on Twitter: @joelmayward.
Open Doors has released a study evaluating the similarities and differences in how Christian men and women are persecuted. The researchers have found that global Christian suffering is gender specific and that, overall, women experience a greater degree and complexity of persecution than men do.