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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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Hospitality and God at Christmas

Hospitality and God at Christmas

We find recipes, work out quantities and make shopping lists; then we carefully combine ingredients. We take time to set up the place for hospitality, with places for people to…

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Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

Doing life together: Hospitality in SE Asia

This blog continues the discussion of hospitality.  It may look very different according to where we live and work, and the blogs show that variety.  But it is important everywhere:…

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Bless you!

Bless you!

Walking along the road in a rural town, I smile at the baby on the lap of the woman who is sitting on the pavement, selling greens from her basket.…

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