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Russia’s Orthodox Awakening
Nadieszda Kizenko, Foreign Affairs

The fraying of Russia’s church-state alliance.

The Coptic Church in peril: The Islamization of Egypt and the end of Egyptian Christianity
Samuel Tadros, ABC Religion and Ethics

While the Egyptian regime maintained its verbal commitment to Nasser’s socialist policies, the reality was a state bureaucracy and services network that had lost all ability to deliver due to population growth.

Work and Dignity: A Conversation between Mike Rose and Matthew Crawford
Hedgehog Review

If we’re talking about taking care of the elderly, and maybe also taking care of kids, let’s think about who it is who actually does that kind of work. In a lot of the country, we’re talking about people who are pretty marginal in terms of their security within the society. They tend to be poor.

Economic Malady, Church Opportunity
Michael Jahr, The Gospel Coalition

A majority of Americans can’t find full-time work. And more than two-thirds of those who are employed full time hate their jobs or consider themselves disengaged from their duties. These are startling numbers, but they represent an opportunity—and an obligation—for the church.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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