Tagged with Kasr el-Dobara Church

Healing Grace for Upper Egypt

Healing Grace for Upper Egypt

Umm Peter stood with dignity in the corner of her simple, cinderblock home. With an appearance weathered over the years, in grandmotherly fashion she spoke of the men of the village and the difficulties of life. Half, she estimated, work in the Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh or Hurghada. There is little opportunity in … Continue reading

Died: Menes Abdul Noor, 85, Former Pastor of Middle East’s Largest Evangelical Church

Died: Menes Abdul Noor, 85, Former Pastor of Middle East’s Largest Evangelical Church

From my article on Christianity Today, co-written with Tim Morgan, published September 18: Menes Abdul Noor, who served as pastor of Kasr el-Dobara Evangelical Church in Cairo, Egypt, for over three decades, died on Monday, September 14, from Parkinson’s disease. He was 85. Under his leadership, the 8,000-plus Presbyterian congregation became the largest Protestant church … Continue reading

New Hope in Turbulent Times

New Hope in Turbulent Times

A condensed version of this article was printed in the December 2014 edition of Presbyterians Today. Please click the link below to open it in pdf, and here to view the magazine’s feature articles. New Hope in Turbulent Times (pdf) God’s planning is perfect. In 2008, long before the Arab Spring fixed world attention on … Continue reading

Other Stories from Kurdistan

Other Stories from Kurdistan

The situation for refugees in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq is dire. I was pleased to be able to convey this perspective in a recent article for Lapido Media, highlighting the relief efforts of a local Cairo church, Kasr el-Dobara. But there are other interesting stories to be told, more than could be honored in a reasonable … Continue reading

175 Leaders Urge US Support in Christianity’s Historical Heartland; Egyptian Churches Not So Sure

175 Leaders Urge US Support in Christianity’s Historical Heartland; Egyptian Churches Not So Sure

From my latest article in Christianity Today, published May 9, 2014: More than 175 Christian leaders crossed denominational and political divides this week to urge the United States government to do more to help the rapidly diminishing, historic Christian populations of Syria, Iraq, and Egypt. The solidarity pledge—signed by National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) president … Continue reading

The Church Field Hospital at Tahrir Square

As clashes and demonstrations have resumed in Cairo and throughout Egypt, I have been closely following information to try and decipher what is going on. I wish soon to be able to publish a helpful summation of events, but things are happening so quickly, and in essence I remain confused about the ‘why’ of everything, … Continue reading