An irony of Christian life amid the Arab Spring is that Christians have frequently been protected by the authoritarian regimes that are under attack.
Prayer is not something we do first and foremost on our own. We pray with other Christians.
One of the chief ramifications of the protests that overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was the way religious divisions were set aside in the process.
No one knows how the Egyptian drama will play out. But it has so far confirmed the extraordinary power that can be exerted by ordinary people when they are organized, determined and peaceful.