Christian - Muslim Interactions

You Know What's Right With You?

from Shane's Muslim Connect

You can really gut someone by asking, “You know what’s wrong with you?” Especially if you’ve got a ready-made list to lay on them when they shrug in response. For fun, I’ll sometimes queue up a compliment for my wife by asking the opposite, “You know what’s right with you?” Then I’ll pick something from the rather long list of options to share with her. 

Simple, Practical, Beautiful Ramadan Response

from Shane's Muslim Connect

Fast Like an Egyptian

from Shane's Muslim Connect

I learned to love shawarma served by a kind, long-suffering Egyptian immigrant in Jordan. I’m grateful for the time he stood under the summer sun in front of his piping hot grill.

Bungling to Blessing

from Shane's Muslim Connect

When my Lyft driver’s name popped up as “Noor,” I was pretty excited and a little surprised! I was aware that the name means “light” but had only known it as a girl’s name - and the driver was clearly a dude! Well, lesson number one. 

Babies in a Strange Land

from Shane's Muslim Connect

Please see the special note at the end of this post.

Life emerges from blood, sweat, and tears; from hopes, desires, and fears. Mary delivering Jesus in a strange but warm and safe place provides one of the most endearing images of Christmas.