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Coptic churches in America on mission

May 23rd, 2018 | 1 min read

By Matthew Loftus

I enjoyed this story by Shira Telushkin about the Coptic Church in America adapting culturally. Growing up in the church and working overseas, debates about how to adapt to “the culture” are usually about European or Western traditions either trying to deal with newer cultural trends or a foreign culture, so it was refreshing to see a different set of protagonists:

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Matthew Loftus

Matthew Loftus teaches and practices Family Medicine in Baltimore and East Africa. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Comment, & First Things and he is a regular contributor for Christ and Pop Culture. You can learn more about his work and writing at