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Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.

Investigations

Have I misunderstood or misrepresented the cultures about which I have written?  My intention in writing is to offer not to impose, a diagnosis. The suggestions proffered here need to be placed in the context of other, related offerings.  All … Continue reading

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Vow-making

  The Old Testament largely agrees with contemporary Muslim perspectives on the actualities of the unseen world.  Lying demons are Lucifer’s children, while prophet Elisha’s buried bones can impart renewed life to a corpse. Pragmatism, however, is not to be … Continue reading

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Vows

The vows that are recorded in the Old Testament are usually made by people in a state of disequilibrium.  Hannah is a woman who is barren, yet who longs to bear children for her husband Elkanah.  She made a vow, … Continue reading

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Manipulators and/or submitters

Some said he was deli (insane), some said he was veli (a saint) Most Muslim cultures accommodate in their peoples’ worldview a bewildering contrast between fatalistic, passive dependence and individualistic, active aggression.  People are what they manage to become — … Continue reading

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Brotherhood

The New Testament concept of the kingdom of God challenged the inherited divisions of Near East society in the first century.  The moves away from a strictly Jewish Christianity towards one which could accommodate any variety of human cultural form … Continue reading

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Pawns in the power game

It must be recognised that a powerful process of challenge goes on constantly in many Muslim societies. When places at university are limited in number, when the job market is stretched to capacity, when there is only so much ‘good’ … Continue reading

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Brotherhood

    انا على أخوي وأنا وأخوي على ابن عمي وأنا وابن عمي على الغريب An old Arab proverb goes, “Me against my brother; me and my brother against our cousin; and me, my brother and my cousin against the … Continue reading

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