We continue our discussion with Rebekah Pine and hear more of her journey as a young Christian living in Egypt and Jordan. Now a wife and mother of three young children Rebekah goes on to explain how her work in the Middle-East isn't over as she returns to Jordan to work with refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.
1:57 (Intro) Steve & Tammy discuss “The Shack”
13:19 Rebekah shares what it was like being a Christian with a Muslim roommate
26:24 Life as a Syrian refugee in Jordan today
39:57 Having the support of family and church to return to Jordan
43:42 Rebekah shares some last thoughts and hope for the refugee situation in the middle-east
Rebekah Pine shares her journey of being a student of Middle East studies living in Egypt and Jordan and how years later, now a wife and mother of three children, feels a draw by God to return to Jordan to help alleviate the suffering of refugees fleeing from the Syrian civil war. Along the way Rebekah shares how her own faith was enriched and deepened as she navigated a Muslim world.
2:30- (Intro) Steve & Tammy muse about Shakespeare
17:19- Rebekah shares how she first got interested in the Middle East
22:57- Moving to Egypt
26:10- Encountering the Muslim faith for the first time
42:10 - Having a humility in our understanding of God
43:14- Dialogue with Muslim friends
47:24- Rebekah shares anecdotes of being a female Hong Kong Chinese in the Middle East
50:52- Moving to Jordan
Part two of our talk with journalist and science writer Nury Vittachi continues to explore the tension between faith and science. Along the way Nury shares about the power of forgiveness as well as some of the positive attributes faith in general, and Christianity specifically, bring to the world around us.
1:33 (Intro) Steve and Tammy discuss cynicism towards Christianity and their own struggles at times with it
10:39 Nury shares how his interest in science first began
13:00 Creating a space beyond “Atheist vs. Theist”
27:58 Why young people are leaving church
35:39 Christianity and why its what's on the inside that counts