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Vulnerable Love

Vulnerable Love

Title of Book: Vulnerable Love Author: Bernhard J.G. Reitsma Publisher, Year: Langham Partnership, 2020 Reviewed by: C.H. The relationship between Christians and Muslims has always been complex, often caught up…

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Hospitality among the diaspora

Hospitality among the diaspora

Continuing to explore hospitality, we ask what form it takes among the diaspora? Receiving hospitality I’m visiting my Lebanese friend Mariam at 3 in the afternoon. ‘Do you want something…

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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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Integrated Women Living and Learning

Integrated Women Living and Learning

Our separate roles, our different relationships, do not disconnect us or divide who we are. If all of life is the sphere of God’s glory, then all of life —…

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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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Questions God asked women

Questions God asked women

I have been spending some time recently looking at some of the questions, recorded in the Holy Book, that women were asked by God. We so often think of God…

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Sight, embrace and flourishing

Sight, embrace and flourishing

We continue to explore what can be learnt from participating in the experience of sharing in Life cycle events and rites of passage with our Muslim friends. In the first…

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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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