links roundup

A sage article about Egypt by John Esposito. Quotable:

The Arab uprisings signaled a desire for a new way forward, an overthrow of the established order in many Arab countries of authoritarian governments, and a struggle to establish a new kind of democracy. A military-backed coup is clearly a return to the past. Egypt’s first democratically elected president was bound to make mistakes, due to the “democratic deficit” in both systems and culture as a result of decades of authoritarian rule.

And here’s an excellent interview with John on Christianity and Islam.
Here’s another positive review of the book Men Pray to which I wrote the introduction.
Here’s a live-stream interview I did with Living Stream recently.