Pastor Saeed Abedini is Spending his Third Christmas in an Iranian Prison
Hopefully, for most of you reading this site, Christmas is a warm and joyous time with family as we celebrate our Savior’s birth and exchange gifts. However, it’s important to remember that the many Christians around the world suffering from persecution won’t have such an opportunity. America’s Saeed Abedini is one of the latter. He is an Iranian American Christian Pastor and former Muslim who has been | Read More »
Saudi Arabia cracks down on Christians. Will the United States speak up?
The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isn’t at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. It’s from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia. As Fox News reports, this past Friday (September 12th), agents from the country’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice rounded up 28 Christians at | Read More »
Will church leaders in U.S. seize this opportunity?
The foundations of every institution that make America a stable society are being shaken—hard. Nothing is being spared. The family in America is under attack like never before. The church in America has lost its courage and boldness on certain issues in the light of a new Barna Group study that reveals most pastors avoid the “controversial issues.” And Americans have a growing and deep | Read More »
Some Middle East Notes: Muslim Brotherhood Doublespeak, U.S. Involvement in Syria, and More
With the recent events in the Middle East and the continuing question of what, if any, role the U.S. should play, it’s a good idea to stay up to speed on current events in the region. My recent post “A Crisis of Faith in Egypt” was a start, but it’s a sad commentary on the turmoil in the region that, even since then, there is | Read More »
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A Crisis of Faith in Egypt
Though it does not get much notice in the West, Egypt is home to some of the oldest Christian communities in the world. The city of Alexandria is known as one of the five ancient sees of the early church (along with Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, and Jerusalem), and it calls itself the See of St. Mark (he of the Gospel). Today, reflecting how Christendom has | Read More »
Could the Middle East become “Christenrein”?
The ongoing unrest all across the Middle East is resulting in native Christian communities suffering ever greater persecution.
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