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Coming out as a Christian to your Muslim Family, Part 2 of 2

“I am an Anglican priest in Madrid, Spain. I often observe this practice of letting the practices of our tiny Protestant community be determined to a great extent by not doing what the Roman Catholics do. I understand the historical and contextual reasons for this practice. But in the long run it is not a recipe for fruitfulness. In the same way, the winsomeness of the Christian faith should be allowed to stand on its own…”

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Coming out as a Christian to your Muslim Family, Part 1 of 2

“This is now the fourth installation in my series on pastoral care for Christians who have converted from Islam. We started by addressing the issue of baptism, then the personality of God as portrayed in the Qur’an v. the Bible, and then the role of history in helping to form a firm identity for the convert…”

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The Door is Open, The Time is Now

“Jesus never raised a sword against anyone!” If that statement sounds unremarkable to you, consider how it might strike a Muslim fleeing war in his native land. It’s the message that AFM missionary, The Rev. Dr. Duane Miller, took to Korea to train Koreans to witness to Yemenis…

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You Were Made for More

“You were made for more.” I longed to her those words as a teenager – and in some way, I think we all do, really. Jesus knew that – I mean, it’s so clear really – God knows exactly what we need to hear in each and every moment because He made us + He sustains us. That’s a truth that I have built my life on…”

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Anglicans for Life

“Can you imagine how different our society would be if every church were teaching against abortion? Think about it – just about every community in America has at least one church. If churches taught about the sanctity of life and God as our Creator – couldn’t we begin to influence the culture, instead of the culture influencing the Church?..”

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Bread Stories from Kenya and Uganda

“When my husband Aaron was a fourth year medical student, we got to spend six weeks in a historic hospital called Kijabe. It is north of Nairobi and staying there was our first time in Africa, where we dreamed of living one day. Our son was eighteen months and as you can see, we were over the moon to be there…”

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Part 2: The Role of History in Pastoral Care for Christians from a Muslim Background

“Familiarity with history also allows for the recognition of self-worth and value for one’s local Christian community. It was striking to see how CMBs in North Africa were energized by hearing that their local bishop martyr, Cyprian, had made such a lasting and profound impact on Christian theology and ecclesiology…”

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The Role of History in Pastoral Care for Christians from a Muslim Background

“It happened twice, once in North Africa and once in Constantinople. I had been invited to give some lectures to congregations consisting mostly of Christians from a Muslim background (CMBs). As a professor I had a number of topics I could address, I explained to the pastors: biblical studies, spirituality, theology, and Church history…”

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Visiting the Batwa Pygmies in Uganda

“Up, up, up we climbed along a dirt path that had been carved into the mountainside by bare, calloused feet that daily trod the red dust. The rolling green hills perched atop each other and reached magnificently toward heaven. Our guides, Batwa children who had run down the mountain to greet us, eagerly led the way to their small village on top of the highest hill…”

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