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Unholy Spirits (Part 3)

Unholy Spirits (Part 3)

The question of demon possession is often referred to in the New Testament. It seems that those who are possessed by demons generally recognise this themselves, and this is a…

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Unholy Spirits (Part 2)

Unholy Spirits (Part 2)

It is necessary in a study of this sort to distinguish between these practices named above (in Part 1) and superstition. What is superstition to one person is not to…

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Unholy Spirits (Part 1)

Unholy Spirits (Part 1)

Some of the Jews accused Christ of having a demon. They had reached that last stage in spiritual degradation which mistakes light for darkness, holiness for unholiness – theirs was…

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Extending the bonds of kinship

Extending the bonds of kinship

‘Call my sister!’ A young woman at the college where I worked was in a heated discussion with me about the boundaries the college rules put on her leaving the…

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The imperative of faith is to trust God

The imperative of faith is to trust God

A recent conversation with a friend who is a Muslim left me wondering. As we shared stories of some of our life journeys since we had last seen each other,…

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Women who break the rules

Women who break the rules

I recently spent a week with a group of women who follow Jesus out of Islam, exploring women who break the rules. We looked at 5 women in the Bible,…

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Identity for Believers from a Muslim background: Equality of Women

Identity for Believers from a Muslim background: Equality of Women

One of the most transformative aspects of Christian identity in the lives of believers from a Muslim background is the equality and value the Bible places on women. I have…

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Identity: Helping women discover their identity in light of the Bible.

Identity: Helping women discover their identity in light of the Bible.

One of the tragedies of our world is the distortion of the female identity (Genesis 3:16 refers to this as part of the consequence of the fall). Part of the…

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Identity: How do women from a Muslim background understand their identity?

Identity: How do women from a Muslim background understand their identity?

As Christians our identity is influenced in part by the Bible and our Christian community. Muslim women have their identity shaped by the Quran, Hadith and Muslim community. The result…

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Identity: Who am I? Who are you?

Identity: Who am I? Who are you?

Identity is an important issue for every person and hence, for every woman. Each woman is on a journey, whether they are aware of it or not, to be who…

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An exploration of the Spiritual Roles of a women in the Central Asian Family: The Emitting Fragrance Rite

An exploration of the Spiritual Roles of a women in the Central Asian Family: The Emitting Fragrance Rite

‘We say that a woman has forty souls’, said Gulzira with a smile, a young Kazakh shopkeeper at a big modern shopping centre who grew up in a village and…

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Knowing God

Knowing God

How do women living under Islam relate to God? As a Christian woman who views and understands her religious texts through her own modes of knowing, some would say (individualistic)…

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