National Catholic Register

So nice to have one’s research noted in a widely-read website/publication like the National Catholic Register. Here is the beginning of the NCR article in which an article that Patrick Johnstone and I recently published (2015) was noted:

Muslims are people she knows and individuals she loves. When she returned home for a visit after 9/11, I had to explain to her why the conversation in the United States had changed so much. Natali had not experienced what the average American had experienced because she was living in the Muslim world during the whole horrific event. She watched those terrible pictures from afar on the BBC, while being showered with apologies, sympathy and support from her local Muslim friends who had been close friends for years.

Here is the link to the article.

PS: And here’s another one at Breakpoint.

Christianity and Freedom, Volume 2

9781107124721Volume two of the Christianity & Freedom series has now been published. Edited by Allen Hertzke and Samuel Shah, my colleague Phil Sumpter and I wrote the chapter titled “Between the hammer and the anvil: indigenous Palestinian Christianity in the West Bank”.

Learn more about the book and the other contributions and contributors at the book’s page.

The New Christians of North Africa (Tunis)

Pharos Journal of Theology, which is published by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, has recently published an article of mine on the new Christians of North Africa, specifically in Tunis. Here is the abstract:

In the last few decades a substantial number of Tunisians have converted to Christianity. This article seeks to better understand their context and based on two weeks of fieldwork in Tunis in the summer of 2014, this article outlines the history of three of the principal churches in the city—one Catholic, one Anglican, and one Reformed—describes some facets of their worship and spiritual life, and then, based on interviews with church leaders and members, explores key challenges facing the churches. Utilizing the framework of Shoki Coe’s contextual theology, the findings are then analyzed in order to better understand the priorities, aspirations and ministry strategies of the local churches.

You can download the PDF from the journal’s website or from my own page.