Last year in Egypt I met some amazing people who live in Cairo and have a special interest in the goings-on among the government and church. One of them is W. I asked him for the skinny on the recent happenings. Andrew: Hi W. I just heard some news about Egypt: “One of the first decisions will…Read More
Coptic Pope Shenouda III Dies
The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Shenouda III has passed away at the age of 88. He was greatly loved and respected. I saw pictures of him on walls all over Cairo. I have a lot of respect for the Egyptian Orthodox church. It’s one of the oldest churches in the world and…Read More
Coptic Cross Tattoo
My Coptic cross tattoo was quite a spontaneous decision, a spur of the moment thing, but it made sense. The Coptic cross, tattooed on the right wrist, is an ancient tradition here in Egypt. The first and only question the tattoo artist asked us was “Are you are Christian?” The cross tattoo is not a decorative…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
Largest capital flight since the Exodus?
The Exodus provided Bob Marley with one of his greatest songs but the actual event in Egypt, which occurred around (1312 BCE), some cost the country some serious coin. When the persecuted Hebrews left Egypt, they took took gold, silver, clothes, as well as significant human resources. And now it’s happening again! Not with the Hebrews,…Read More
Easy Divorce among Evangelicals
If easy divorce is the latest church growth strategy for evangelicals, then why don’t we just start giving altar calls for unhappy couples at the end of our services? I’m joking, of course. But the truth is not funny. Check this out . . . QUESTION: Why did 120 Coptic Christians in Egypt recently leave…Read More