Category Archives: Egypt Revolution

Amidst Jihadist Hatred, Something New

Editor’s Note from Nathan Hollenbeck: This is a perspective from a guest blogger who is not affiliated with Coptic Orphans. The article’s view is that the primary response of Christians to the problem of jihadism should not be political, but rather inter-personal, through local, loving witness and the support of that witness in historic Christian communities such as the Copts of Egypt. All views here belong exclusively to the author and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Coptic Orphans.

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)

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How Evangelicals Can Help Copts: Response to Brian Stiller

Last Friday, Brian Stiller of the World Evangelical Alliance rightly wrote that “Egypt is a bellwether for the Middle East. If Christians (12% of the population) walk away, the power and presence of Christian ideals will lose by default.” Despite the pervasive social, economic, and political pressures they face in Egypt, his simple response is to tell Copts, Egypt’s ancient indigenous Christians: “don’t leave.”

Egypt Christians need more than that. But the good news is that it would be easy for Evangelicals to contribute what Egypt Christians need, if only Evangelicals–especially those in America—merely adjusted their paradigm about the cause of Christian minorities in the Middle East. Continue reading