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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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Fear of ghosts

Fear of ghosts

Jesus’ power and desire to set people free from fear of ghosts has regularly come to the surface in my years among Muslims in SouthEast Asia. Once I was travelling…

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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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People of Peace / Gatekeepers

People of Peace / Gatekeepers

Jesus said to her, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband - for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.”…

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Hope in turbulent times

Hope in turbulent times

The beginning of this month was marked not only by the season of Advent Hope, but by the hope made into reality of the news of the arrival of the…

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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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Conversations and Relationships across faiths: where do we start? Part 2

Conversations and Relationships across faiths: where do we start? Part 2

In the previous blog, I discussed the importance of prayer in seeking to build cross-religious conversations and relationships. This second part looks at asking questions, hospitality, and growing deeper relationships.…

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Conversations and Relationships Across Faiths: where do we start? Part 1

Conversations and Relationships Across Faiths: where do we start? Part 1

As a teacher in Southeast Asia, I once heard a colleague talking about her time studying in Brisbane, Australia. During that time, she said, no-one had spoken to her about…

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When we pray…

When we pray…

Covid-19 may have locked us down in isolation, but at the same time it has opened up new possibilities for connection.  We’ve zoomed or skyped with friends from decades past,…

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