What Happens When a 1,600 Year Tradition Ends?


There are two traditions that have recently ended.  The contrast between them is astounding. Traditions are interesting things. Our traditions anchor us to the past while guiding us toward the future. They act as handrails along our paths, offering us both security and a sense of affirmation as we continue walking life’s road. Too often,... Continue Reading →

Coptic Christians in the Egyptian Culture Clash


This piece from GetReligion is asking the same questions we have been asking: What about the Christians in Egypt?  There are Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Christians living in Egypt.  Granted, they are a minority, but they do exist and have suffered worse than the Muslims marching in the streets. This article from GetReligion... Continue Reading →

The Pity and Praise of Coptic Christians


Politically speaking, pity might be the right word to describe how we ought to respond to the plight of Christians living in Egypt and other Arab lands.  That is the argument in Fouad Ajami’s Newsweek article concerning the plight of Christians in Egypt ("Who Will Protect Christian Arabs in Egypt?").  After recounting the glorious history... Continue Reading →

Destroying the Destroyer


I can't really say I want you to go to the Huffington Post.  I guess I don't.  However, there is a post located there today that will probably anger you and cause you to grieve.  The title of the post is "Bush: The Destroyer of Christians."  In it, Franky Schaeffer--yes, he's the son of Francis... Continue Reading →

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