Greg Cochran (Blogs here) has been both pastor, mentor, and friend. For over a decade now, he has been writing, speaking, and an advocate on behalf of the persecuted church. To date, I have found no one more attuned to the modern reality of persecution, all the while furnishing a robust, biblical-theology of Persecution. This week, he published two academic articles on persecution. Here are links to his articles.
If you are making your way to San Diego in the Fall for ETS, make sure to visit his session. Greg is presenting on "The Priority of Ministry to the Persecuted Church: A Reorientation of the Paradigm of Biblical Justice"(Session D 8:30am–11:40am Wednesday: Church History 1).
Greg is seeking to influence both the Church and scholarship on how to properly think about persecution. These are articles are well worth your time, both intellectually as well as spiritually.
Heb 13:3 "Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body."