Tag Archives: Islam

A COCKTAIL, A COMFY CHAIR AND A CROWN OF THORNS

Yesterday’s events in Manchester, England, reminded me of the following article which I wrote ten years ago in March 2007. They are a reflection on the futility of the suicide bomber, compared to the death of Him who knew exactly … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes & Dust to Dust – A Lenten Reflection

When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit – Ephesians 1:13 – Earlier this month Jill and I said goodbye to her uncle. JE had lived all his eighty-eight years on the land. … Continue reading

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BEYOND HUMAN CONTROL

At least 769 people died in a crushing stampede at the annual Hajj at Mecca last month. Various voices elsewhere in the Muslim world, most strongly spoken by the Iranian government, have accused the Saudi authorities of negligence. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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I Am Christian & Not Charlie

Those who have seen my Facebook page will know that I have been using the Arabic letter Nun as my profile picture. I, and others have done this to express solidarity with the suffering of Christians in Northern Iraq and … Continue reading

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Islam and its Relation to the West – Part 3 – Three Signs of Hope

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at a formal dinner of a secular association on the subject of Islam and its relation to the West. I have expanded my presentation and am posting it in three parts. This … Continue reading

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Islam and its Relation to the West – Part 2 – Three Areas of Concern

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at a formal dinner of a secular association on the subject of Islam and its relation to the West. I have expanded my presentation and am posting it in three parts. This … Continue reading

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Islam and its Relation to the West – Part 1 – Three Areas of Tension

Earlier this month I was invited to speak at a formal dinner of a secular association on the subject of Islam and its relation to the West. I have expanded my presentation and am posting it in three parts. In … Continue reading

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