Links for *Living among the Breakage*

arctic_ice_2I am glad to share that my colleague and friend Miriam Jacob decided to start a blog to share information about my 2016 book Living among the breakage: Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians.

So now you can find almost all the links to reviews and commentaries here on this single page: LINKS

Check it out, and explore the other tabs on the blog.

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Article on All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral in Cairo

Back in 2015 an article of mine on All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral in Cairo was published in Anglican and Episcopal History (Vol 84:1). I thought that with the rising interest of Christianity in the Middle East I should share it here.

The article begins with the note that in 1839 the Egyptian leader Muhammad Ali made a gift of land to the local Anglicans for the construction of a church. Also, the beginning of Anglican mission there was through the Church Mission Society (CMS) and the London Jews Society (today known as the Church’s Ministry among Jewish People) as far back as the early 1800s.

Click here to read the whole article.

Al Kresta interviews me on Christianity in the Holy Land

It’s always a pleasure to be interviewed by Al Kresta from Ave Maria Radio.

In this interview, released on January 12th, we shift over to the central topic of Arab Evangelicals in Israel  and, indeed, Christianity in general in the whole region.

The opening question: does Christianity in the Middle East have a future? Listen and enjoy.

Also, visit Al’s website and consider subscribing to his podcast.

Deir ul Zafaran (دير الزعفران) in Mesopotamia (Turkey)

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With Ben Poland and Fr. Gabriel
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An ancient depiction of St John
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A very old printing press
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Note the hills planted with trees
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Note the Syriac inscription above the entrance.
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The monastery is surrounded by many trees

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Pictures are from June of 2015 (copyright Duane Miller)

Pictures from the Harem at Topkapı Palace

I am here in Istanbul for teaching (and learning, of course). Here are a few pictures I was able to take when not preparing lectures or teaching or leading discussions or whatever it is a professor does:

Wonderful colors.
Wonderful colors.
I like the color decorations around the upper windows.
I like the color decorations around the upper windows.
Tiles.
Tiles.
The court of the Haram.
The court of the Haram.
A warming kettle
A warming kettle
I loved this metal lattice.
I loved this metal lattice.
One of the haram rooms.
One of the haram rooms.
Domes everywhere.
Domes everywhere.
I liked the windows high in the walls.
I liked the windows high in the walls.
The main hall for guests. This couch would have been for the Sultan, though there was a balcony for the women to the left and up.
The main hall for guests. This couch would have been for the Sultan, though there was a balcony for the women to the left and up.
Me in the great hall.
Me in the great hall.
More domes,
More domes,
Some domes have skylights.
Some domes have skylights.
Some domes have skylights.
Some domes have skylights.
To the left is a shelf for cleaning dishes.
To the left is a shelf for cleaning dishes.
Tiles.
Tiles.
Pictures from Topkepi Palace on the Golden Horn, and then mostly from the Harem.
Pictures from Topkepi Palace on the Golden Horn, and then mostly from the Harem.