Stories from the Galilee

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The Lid Is Off

Written by: Majd Shufani Posted on: October 23, 2018

In recent years we are witnessing young people aspiring to do more and to be more. They are making strides towards breaking free from a system they have lived in most of their lives. In a patriarchal community system, they have often taken the bac...

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Legacy of Ministry

Written by: Hani Billan Posted on: July 30, 2018

From Hani:A woman came to pick up her children today after the VBS was over for the day. When she got to the gate she looked at me and said, “do you remember when we were kids we would come here every summer. You taught us about Jesus and we playe...

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Meeting Jesus at a Funeral

Written by: Hani Billan Posted on: June 9, 2018

From Hani Billan:Last week my uncle passed away. I’ve dealt with death in the family quite a bit in the last few years. Tradition requires certain things from relatives in our culture in such cases. And the closer the person is to the deceased mor...

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Leaving the Shepherd's Tent

Written by: Majd Shufani Posted on: March 28, 2018

When Abraham saw the three men standing nearby he sprung out of his tent and pressed them them to come in. He wanted to honor them, serve them and make them comfortable. If you’ve ever visited with an Arab family anywhere you’ll find they’re nothi...

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Come, Renew Your Vows!

Written by: Majd Shufani Posted on: January 30, 2018

Cana of Galilee is famous for Jesus’ first miracle. It is conveniently places on the way from Nazareth to Tiberias where many tourist stay overnight. On their way to the hotel they park the bus in a service road designed for that purpose, then the...

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