I just spent a week and a half in Cairo, Egypt. People have asked me what’s behind all the violence – is it the Christians or the Muslims? Neither. This is more political than it is religious. Muslims are standing up for Christians and vice versa. It’s not hard to figure out who or what is…Read More
Seeking unity in the Egyptian Revolution
Egypt: 33 bodies in the main Cairo morgue right now. Might be more in Alexandria and other cities. 1700 injured, many blinded by rubber bullets. Last month’s violence against Coptic Christians, which resulted in 23+ deaths, was the bloodiest sectarian violence in Egypt in 60 years. This week, things got even worse. Its a mixed…Read More
Video of Egypt’s All Night Prayer Gathering
I was one of the only foreigners at this month’s historic all night prayer gathering in Cario’s cave church complex. Heres some shaky video that I took. There is some English translation in real time, thanks to my friend Samy who accompanied us. Sound is not great. Just listen harder. I should mention that this…Read More
The Skinny on Egypt’s Prayer Gathering
“I saw signs of the beginning of revival that I have never seen before!” an Egyptian evangelical leader told us yesterday. On 11.11.11, Egypt had a historic prayer meeting that we attended. It was amazing and we were so privileged to be there. Egyptian leaders are telling us there has been a significant spiritual “shift”…Read More
A school in the garbage city.
Cairo, Egypt. We went over to Ezbet El Nakhl, the second largest garbage city in Cairo, with 20,000 people who live there. It’s smaller than the main one but the needs are just as great. Perhaps greater. There is a great ministry at this garbage city with a school for kids. The Mahaba (Agape) School…Read More
I am still in Egypt. Having a great time. Yesterday our group went out to see the pyramids and ride a camel into the Sahara. I don’t usually do the tourist thing but this one made sense. The pyramids are fantastic. Here’s our tour group on camels. As for tourism in Egypt, now is a…Read More
The Cave Church at Garbage City
This week we visited the monastery of St St Simeon (Simon) the Tanner (or shoemaker) which is now most commonly referred to as The Cave Church. It’s longer name is St. Simon the Tanner Coptic Orthodox Church in the Mokattam garbage village. St Simons, the cave church on a garbage dump, is the largest Christian church in…Read More
Egypt and the Day of Prayer 11.11.11
Update: Just got back. 70,000 tickets sold. Going very well. What a shame that the evangelical leaders were not allowed on the stage. Hopefully they will all learn to get along. Update: More info about the Day of Prayer taking place today . . YES TODAY . . in Cairo. I talked with one of…Read More
Egypt. Where are the bloggers?
So I arrived in Cairo last night on my way to New Zealand. I have a few days to see some sights, eat some dates, and meet some bloggers. Where are the bloggers here in Egypt? – I would have liked to have coffee with Alaa Abd El Fattah, one of the bloggers at Manalaa.net, but unfortunately, he is…Read More