This semester I am again studying in the Swahili department at St John’s University where we work. All the lectures are in Swahili so it’s a brilliant exercise for me in listening comprehension, which is appropriate because this time I’m doing a third year course ‘Theory and Traditions of Oral […]
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Mark Durie writes in Eternity, ‘A truly Christian response to the multi-faceted challenge of “Muslims behaving badly” must embrace both truth and love in equal measure.’ He goes on to outline what truth and love involves. In the middle, Durie says: Truth will also acknowledge that many Muslims vehemently reject […]
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A story from the history of student ministry: After an hour’s talk, I asked Rollo point blank, ‘Does the SCM put the atoning blood of Jesus Christ central?’ He hesitated, and then said, ‘Well, we acknowledge it, but not necessarily central.’ Dan Dick and I then said that this settled […]
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As is mandatory on any Adelaide visit, Arthur and I went to Dumpling King today. On the way back to our car, an indigenous man stopped us to ask for some money. We got to chatting a bit and he asked us where we were from.
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