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5 Reasons Christians Should Stay in the Middle East

Western Christians should not help ISIS achieve religious cleansing in the birthplace of their faith.

Why Don’t American Protestants Care That Middle Eastern Christians Are Dying?

Liberal Protestants are remaining silent, essentially condoning the actions of ISIS.

Justin Byworth visits the Syrian Refugee Crisis in South of Lebanon
What Headlines Don’t Tell You About the Middle East

Middle Eastern cultures have shown how incredibly welcoming and hospitable they can be.

A Palestinian Violist Plays the Sound of Hope

Can a church’s musical presentation speak into the world’s most pressing conflicts?

What 25 Conversations with Muslims Taught Me About Their Faith

I read the Qur’an differently after learning how my Muslim neighbors read their holy book.

How Millennial Evangelicals See the Israeli-Palestine Conflict

Millennial Christians are developing views of Israel that are distinct from their parents’ pro-Israel perspective. Here’s why.

Hungry for Peace in the Middle East

I learned three lessons while fasting and praying for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: lament, repent, and reorient.

Why I Don’t Pray for Peace in the Middle East

I have good reasons not to pray for Israel/Palestine. But I don’t have any excuse.

Philip Jenkins: Was the Great War a Holy War?

During the First World War, overwhelmingly Christian nations claimed ten million lives in the name of God.

The Pope and the President: What to Look for in the Obama-Francis Summit

Reporter David Gibson offers initial ideas on how President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis could play out.

Salafis try their hand at religious politics

Since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Salafism has been struggling to maintain its image as a sacred ideology.

Roma Downey: Christians in Middle East want U.S. to find diplomatic solutions in Syria

Arab Christian leaders in Syria believe any military intervention by the United States will have a detrimental effect on the situation in the Middle East.

America at War in a Third Muslim Country

I don’t think it’s any American’s personal obligation to donate his or her life to try freeing people in other countries.

Moses, the Mountain and Me

While there is ample room to get lost in the deserts of Egypt, there is no place to hide. The fragility of life, and the inevitability of death are the constant backdrop.