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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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Hospitality: Following the Unwritten Rules

Hospitality: Following the Unwritten Rules

 This blog is the first of a series that will come out over the next months looking at hospitality. Jesus gives us an invitation to come and dine with him, prepares…

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Halal Gurls

Halal Gurls

Diaspora ministries to Muslim Women in the West is varied and much more complicated than relating to women in their country of origin. There is the merge of 2 or…

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Ministering in Patronage Cultures. Biblical Models and Missional Applications

Ministering in Patronage Cultures. Biblical Models and Missional Applications

Book Title: Ministering in Patronage Cultures. Biblical Models and Missional Applications Author: Jayson Georges Publisher: IVP Academic 2019 Reviewer: Moyra Dale Patronage has attracted increasing discussion in missiological writings in…

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It’s not about the burqa

It’s not about the burqa

Title of Book: It's not about the Burqa Edited by: Miriam Khan Published: Picador, 2019 Reviewer: Miriam Williams   This book answers the question: What does it really mean to…

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Communicating the message of salvation

Communicating the message of salvation

‘I’m not a bad person. I haven’t done anything really bad.’ ‘No one can keep all of God’s rules completely, I do my best.’ ‘I fast, I pray, I give…

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Are there other messages I am giving?

Are there other messages I am giving?

 The hand crafted silver jewellery was attractive, they caught my eye. I would like a pair of silver earrings to remind me of my time in Egypt. Which pair should…

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Meanings of Shame

Meanings of Shame

Much has been written about the concepts of ‘shame’ and ‘honour’, and how they are manifest in different cultural contexts. As Westerners reading and writing in English, it is, however,…

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What do people do when they pray?

What do people do when they pray?

What does it mean to pray? How do you pray? How would you describe Christian prayer? I have heard western Christians describe Christian prayer as spontaneous, in contrast to set…

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Headstrong Daughters. Inspiring stories from a new generation of Australian Muslim women.

Headstrong Daughters. Inspiring stories from a new generation of Australian Muslim women.

Title of Book: Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring Stories from a New Generation of Australian Muslim Women Author: Nadia Jamal Published: Allen & Unwin, Sydney. 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Based on stories of…

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