Tagged with Persian Gulf

The Inside Story: Christianity in the Gulf

The Inside Story: Christianity in the Gulf

Christianity Today recently interviewed me about my September article on the churches of the Persian/Arabian Gulf. There are about 2.3 million Christians in the Arabian Peninsula—more than nearly 100 countries can claim. What does that look like on the ground? Christianity Today‘s Middle East correspondent Jayson Casper recently spoke with assistant editor Morgan Lee on … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Russia, Gulf, Zamalek

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Russia, Gulf, Zamalek

God, As Egypt tries to bolster its foreign policy and economic stability, she can’t help but trip over her own feet. With help, that is, of someone tripping deliberately. The president of Russia visited Cairo, pledging investment and a possible nuclear reactor. Egypt then mangled Russia’s national anthem. The president of Egypt contacted the heads … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rabaa and the Gulf

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Rabaa and the Gulf

God, Old events and new repercussions affected Egypt this week. The semi-independent National Council for Human Rights spoke publically about its fact-finding mission on the August 14 dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-ins at Rabaa and Nahda Squares, in which several hundred died. Unrelated but poignant in timing, a row erupted in the Persian Gulf as … Continue reading