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Longing to be true and faithful

Longing to be true and faithful

Over the last weeks, I have been listening to testimonies from sisters who follow Jesus out of Islam. Each time I am drawn back to  the starting point of their…

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Women of the Bible – what do they teach us?

Women of the Bible – what do they teach us?

In this blog Moyra draws both on her extensive Bible knowledge and her experience of “doing life” with women from the Middle East over a couple of decades. She unearths…

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An Unlikely Pair

An Unlikely Pair

Moyra Dale consistently impresses me with her scholarly, thorough understanding of both formal and popular teaching within Islam and this blog is no exception. Moyra’s study and awareness of Middle…

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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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Terrains of Exchange

Terrains of Exchange

Terrains of Exchange: Religious Economies of Global Islam By Nile Green Oxford University Press, 2014 Reviewed by Moyra Dale This book is a historical look at the impact of missions…

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Prophet’s Birthday – Mawlid an-Nabi.

Prophet’s Birthday – Mawlid an-Nabi.

Mawlid an-nabi (the birthday of Muhammad) is celebrated around the Muslim world in different ways (except in the most Salafi of contexts), and in it popular veneration of Muhammad reaches…

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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World by E.Randolph Richards and Richard James IVP Academic, 2020 Reviewed by Moyra Dale   The book is…

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Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk By Tom and JoAnn Doyle, with Greg Webster W Publishing Group (Thomas Nelson) 2021 Reviewed by Moyra Dale   This book tells the stories of eight Middle…

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Wedding

Wedding

My neighbours had invited me to join them at a relative’s wedding in a Middle Eastern city.  We were given a tiny welcome cup of coffee when we arrived, then…

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An Unlikely Pair

An Unlikely Pair

The stories of two women, and what they teach us.  At the heart of the Joseph narrative in Genesis (38, 39) we find the stories of an unexpected pair of…

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