Unreached Network

Ruth Z

Ruth and her husband lived and worked in the Middle East for 11 years as part of a multicultural church planting team. Now back in the UK, Ruth works as a leadership coach specializing in transition and cultural awareness (https://ruth.zealey.org/). Ruth is based in the Midlands with her husband Mark.

The Plates of Meaning: How is an important message served up and delivered in your cultural community?

“You look a right mess – you can’t go on stage like that!” It was a key night in our faith centre’s yearly calendar and I was due to host and lead our evening programme. Presenting in my second language, I’d spent hours working on the text, ensuring I wouldn’t make any grammatical mistakes. I …

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Displacing Cultural Assumptions

After a long search for my missing keys, I finally found them. “Eureka!” I shouted, “I’ve found it!”
My Middle Eastern friend looked up, puzzled. “What did you just say?”