Persecution in Egypt

We, in the west, should never forget that actual persecution exists in the world.

This dispatch was posted from Cairo today. Things are getting very bad for faithful believers across these parts of the world. Please pray appropriately:

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

As I write these words, our St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Suez is under heavy attack from those who support former President Mursi. They are throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the church and have destroyed the car of Rev. Ehab Ayoub, the priest-in-charge of St. Saviour’s Church. I am also aware that there are attacks on other Orthodox churches in Menyia and Suhag in Upper Egypt (photo above), as well as a Catholic church in Suez. Some police stations are also under attack in different parts of Egypt. Please pray and ask others to pray for this inflammable situation in Egypt.

There are even some rumors that Muslim Brotherhood leaders asked the protestors in different cities to attack police stations, take weapons, and attack shops and churches.

United Bible Societies bookshop in Assiut was damaged in the clashes today. Here’s a picture they posted to their twitter account.

Aug 2013



Weekly Wrap Up

here’s the weekly web wrap up of some articles and blogs that you might find interesting:

Jim West points out a new patron saint…I fully endorse this elevation…click here

Brian Dodd on 10 Things to Help you Stay Longer than the Average Pastor…click here

Your College Major is a Minor Issue – developing Critical Thinking Skills…click here

Michael Kruger reviews Rob Bell – well, he did grant him one point…click here

Martin Peilstöcker on the state of archeology in Germany – Troubling stuff here folks. click here

Possibly good news for the most persecuted Christians in the world who live in Karnataka, India, the Hindu nationalist party has been voted out of office. click here

Scot McKnight is hosting an intensive course on women in ministry at Northern Seminary that would be fascinating to sit in regardless of your position on these issues. click here

Credo House is starting a Kickstarter campaign to fund Dr Dan Wallace’s Textual Criticism Course. You should contribute. Personally, I wonder if someone funded the whole campaign if they’d get the actual P66 fragment…click here

Dr Anthony Bradley gives his push back to the missional communities across America. click here

Lisa Robinson gives her perspective on Bradley’s article. click here

Six Components of a Great Corporate Culture click here


In Memorium

Two significant passings for theology and the Church world happened this week.

Geza Vermes from Mark Goodacre

Dallas Willard from John Ortberg

May 2013

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