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.
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.