From Orange Jumpsuits to White Robes

Guest post by my wife Suzy Tawfik

Artwork by: Wael Mories

Artwork by: Wael Mories

“And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”  Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.” -Revelation 6:10-11

Take up your cross and follow Me

Immediately upon hearing that my fellow Copts were beheaded, the humanity within me reacted with anger and frustration, tired of the innocent bloodshed, the pain, and the emotional turmoil. In the words of Tertullian (3rd Century),

“If the martyrs of the whole world were put on one arm of the balance and the martyrs of Egypt on the other, the balance would tilt in favor of the Egyptians.”

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Being “in love” and actual Christian love: How to tell the difference

Love and Limerence

There is one book that forever changed my perspective on the word “love,” a book that I’ve kept in my possession for about 13 years now (which is shown in the image above). While I was in college at Emory University, there was an elective that only a select few students were admitted to take each time it was offered—”Psychology of Love”—and I was one of those fortunate few who were allowed in. Continue reading