In our day, there has been a dramatic increase in the persecution of Christians in China, India, the Middle East, and across Africa. It has been observed that more Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in all previous centuries combined. That’s in large part because that was the century of the Church’s greatest expansion. However, the 21st century is already getting a head start on topping that grim statistic. Recently I sat down with friends at Crossway to talk about persecution today.