Christian Living

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Photo Credit: baerchen57 via Compfight cc First published www.towinsome.com If you had nothing but the Bible as a guide, what would you do to celebrate Jesus’ birth? I’m wondering because here in my Middle Eastern country Christmas isn’t celebrated at all. Yes, some of the bigger shops sell lights and fake trees, and Starbucks even serves a gingerbread latte. …

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Bringing Life in the Face of Death

If you doubt the power of God to transform even the worst situations, then read on! Things don’t get much tougher than the situation in India at present. Around 26.75 million people have been infected with Covid19. Well over 300,000 people have died from the disease. India’s health care systems and services are buckling under the …

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Jacob “The Patchwork Man” Baradaeus

I’m really enjoying Moffett’s History of Christianity in Asia, and am struck by this paragraph summarising Jacob Baradaeus (Yaqub al-Barada’i) and his extraordinary church-planting impact. Here’s the paragraph: “Jacob never really lived in Edessa, his episcopal seat. The police were too hot on his trail… For over thirty-five years, from 542 to 578, Jacob eluded …

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