Tag: Egypt

Fun with Arabic. Also known as, eating pigeons and drinking sweat

To begin, here’s the story of a false cognate called lamoon. In Egyptian Arabic, lamoon means what you’d think it means: lemon. But in Lebanese Arabic, the sort I’ll (attempt to) speak for the next...

/ September 15, 2015

Dust to dust

It’s the peculiar rules of hectic Cairo traffic, the ones seemingly unknowable to anyone not born within earshot of the horns and shouts and screeching brakes. It’s the way the city flats seem one with...

/ September 4, 2015

‘The seed of the Church’

Lifeless there, orange jumpsuited, sill warm with the boldness of dying well. Young men who went from desert to westward desert, from the very land where Christ himself was once a boy and a refugee....

/ February 16, 2015

The Struggler: A Novel

So far on Fridays, I’ve posted links to things I think are interesting, funny, cool, provocative, worth looking at. I want to do the same today — with extra emphasis — because it’s the work...

/ September 6, 2013

Arranged marriage in the US, elementary ed and Chicago-born words

“My parents chose my husband” — Here’s an interesting story about life in an arranged marriage in the United States. Debie Thomas is an American and was raised evangelical, but at 22 married almost a...

/ August 23, 2013

How does America fit into the situation in Egypt?

This is the fourth post in a four-post series called Egypt: The Brotherhood, the Christians and the Americans. The first post lays out the major groups in Egypt. The second post looks at what’s next for...

/ August 22, 2013

Egypt’s Christians: Fellow pilgrims

This is the third post in a four-post series called Egypt: The Brotherhood, the Christians and the Americans. The first post lays out the major groups in Egypt. The second post looks at what’s next for the Muslim...

/ August 21, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood: Then, now and into the future

This is the second post in a four-post series called Egypt: The Brotherhood, the Christians and the Americans. The first post lays out the major groups in Egypt. The second post looks at what’s next for...

/ August 20, 2013

Egypt is complicated: A political map

This is the first post in a four-post series called Egypt: The Brotherhood, the Christians and the Americans. The first post lays out the major groups in Egypt. The second post looks at what’s next...

/ August 19, 2013

A prayer for Egypt

God, you are the great defender. We pray that your hand of protection would be over Egypt. Grant comfort, that compassion and mercy would overcome any peril. Grant peace, that wherever there is danger or...

/ August 15, 2013