Nations

Joy to the World!

The voices of others can help us escape the tyranny of the familiar. Especially this year, when our worlds have got smaller, and we’ve all experienced a kind of cultural claustrophobia, and around the world various degrees of Locked-down Christmas are on the horizon. We need one another. And so we present… Joy To The …

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MINIBUS THEOLOGY: “THE LORD WILL RESCUE ME FROM EVERY EVIL ATTACK”

Minibus Theology is a thoughtful, boots-on-the-ground approach to cross-cultural theological issues in plain language. An explanation you might give on a crowded minibus, say, with 3 minutes to spare. Enter “Minibus Theology” in the search box to read more. My husband and I are raising two little kids in the Middle East. By choice. That raises more than …

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One Lump or Two

A man’s voice crackles over a loud speaker, rising to a high pitched crescendo from the minaret of the local mosque. I jump. However no one else seems to notice in the Turkish cay (tea) house in which I am sitting to capture by pen, a snapshot of Istanbul, Turkey. Fast-paced conversations in Turkish continue …

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A Hope Pandemic

Its New Years eve 2020 and my husband and I Istanbul flat with a takeaway and our friend. I don’t even make it midnight as we wish one another happy new year. The lack of a party or a crowd of friends (lockdown hadn’t even started yet- little did we know!) and the clock striking …

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