Select articles from St Francis Magazine (2007)

And without further ado here are some additional articles from St Francis Magazine, sadly now out of print (and off-line). The online journal made a solid contribution to the study and practice of Christian mission and ministry in Arab (and Islamic, in general) contexts. Here are my selections of from the 2007 volumes.

Basil Grafas – Evaluation of Scriptural Support for Insider Movements

Bill Nikides – The Church at the Cross Roads

Bishop Maroun Lahham of Tunisia – Eastern Christianity

Luke Alexander Veronis – Missionaries Monks Martyrs – Making Disciples of All Nations

Grant DeVries – Explaining the Atonement to the Arabic Muslim in terms of Honour and Shame Potentials and Pitfalls

Contextualization of Ministry among Muslims – Arab World Ministries

Speaking of Christ’s Divinity within Muslm Cultures – Rev Dr David Teague

Archbishop Rowan Williams — to Islamic University in Islamabad

Sophia Kim — Sufism in Egypt

Iskander Tee — SIDENOTES ON INSIDERS

Vivienne Stacey — The Practice of Exorcism and Healing

 

Select Articles from St Francis Magazine (2005–2006)

Years ago I helped with the publication of St Francis Magazine. It was an online journal that focused on Christianity in Arab and Muslim-majority contexts. I have an archive of most (maybe all) of the articles. I thought that since I’m stuck inside our flat in Madrid with extra time on my hands I would share some of those via this blog.

These are just a few of my favorite ones, though I understand that others are available at Academia.edu and Scribd.com, so if you’re looking for a specific article and it’s not here, please head over to those websites.

These are articles from St Francis Magazine, 2005–2006 (the first and second years of publication). If you are interested in other articles please let me know.

Peace,

Duane+

The Translation of the Bible – Bassam Madany

The Jewishness of Jesus – Dr Bernhard Reitsma

Public Liturgical Prayer in Islam and Christianity

Evaluating Insider Movements C5 Messianic Muslims – By Bill Nikides

Is there still need for mission to Muslims – by Rev. Colin Chapman

Barry Peters – The role of dreams and visions in the apostolate to Muslims

Who are the Copts – Fr Tadros Y Malaty

Daisy Marsh – Missionary to the Kabyles

If you’re interested in more of these articles please let me know. SFM really did publish some outstanding work (and some substandard work, I’m sure). But it filled a gap that no one else did at the time and, I think, no one does today.

All my articles from St Francis Magazine

Over the years I have published a number of articles in St Francis Magazine. The online journal focused on Christianity and Christian witness in the context of the Arab world specifically, and the Muslim world more broadly.

I always felt the journal played a unique role. But word has reached me through the grapevine that the website became too costly to maintain. The PDFs of the articles will hopefully be made available some time down the road. But I’m not in charge of that.

But for now, I am able to make my own articles available. So, here are numerous links…

Freedom of Religion in Israel-Palestine: may Muslims become Christians, and do Christians have the freedom to welcome such converts?

The Conversion of Samira

‘Your Swords do not Concern me at all’: the liberation theology of Islamic Christianity

Christ Church (Anglican) in Nazareth: a brief history with photographs

Into the Light: the liberation theology of Steven Masood, a Christian ex-Muslim

Reappropriation: an accommodationist hermeneutic of Islamic Christianity

Cracks in the Foundation of Islam?

Narrative and Metanarrative in Islam and Christianity

The Sign of Jonah in Matthew 16: Missio-centric Reading applied to the Arab World