December 7, 2023

Midlife Crisis and Our Walk with God

by Abed Zien El Dien As the end of December approaches, so does my 40th birthday, which has sparked contemplation about the journey ahead. Engaging in a conversation about this milestone with an older Christian friend brought forth the concept of midlife crisis. He shared with me some of his […]
May 11, 2023

The AI Controversy?

 Abed  Zien El Dien I was around 8 years old in the early ’90s when I got my first video game. It was the all-new Atari. I was amazed with how I could use a joystick to move characters on the TV. In a few years, I got an upgrade: […]
November 10, 2022

Let’s Talk (Dis)ability

By Abed  Zien El Dien From my childhood I can remember my father sitting too close to the TV screen or asking me or my sister to read for him, since he was diagnosed with Stargardt, a rare genetic eye disease that has no cure. People with disabilities are all […]
June 2, 2022

Abu Akleh and the Religious Other

By Abed Zein El Dien On May 11, Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist and longtime TV correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic in Palestine, was shot dead by the Israeli forces while covering army raids in the city of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank. Her death is a tragedy […]
October 21, 2021

Christians Listening to Secular Music: What is the Impact?

By Abed El Kareem Zien El Dien A Christian friend of mine challenged me lately to stop listening to (what he calls) secular music-any non-worship music that does not glorify Christ or pinpoint listeners to the gospel-for the upcoming three months. Instead, I am only permitted to listen to Christian […]
May 6, 2021

Ramadan Kareem!: Thoughts for Christians about Engaging Muslims this Ramadan

By Abed El Kareem Zien El Dien Muslims around the world are in the final week of Ramadan. Many Christians I know, and Evangelicals particularly, are not positively inclined toward Muslims. Islam and Muslims are widely demonized and essentialized in their eyes. But why and how can we care about […]