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To the Shelter: Middle East Stories of Finding Strength, Courage, and Hope in God

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Browning Kay

No one knows the path his or her life will take, nor did we know that our path would converge with lovely and loving lives in a difficult part of the world—the Middle East. During our years there, we learned how important it was to find a place of shelter during difficult times. When the first edition of this book was released in 1997, the shelters to which we referred were churches where people could find refuge from war and strife.

Character Counts, Really Counts!

The 2009 Commencement address for the Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya. The address focuses on Christian character formation and character development. The character question is asked, “What sort of people ought we to be?” The reply in 2 Peter 1:3-12 provided the answer: “Men and women of good and godly character.” The address discusses three assertions regarding Christian character.


The 'Grace Gift' of Tenacity

 The October 2009 Commencement address for the Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England. The theme of the address focuses on the need, pain and gift of tenacity, building on St. Paul’s words in Colossians 4:17 to Archippus, “Do not walk away from the assignment God gives to you.” The real test of a person’s character is what it takes to stop her or him. The temptation to quit our assignments when the pressure is on is discussed. The address concludes with reflections on tenacity and contentment – a profound gift from God to us and in us.


Creating Space/Making Room

The December 2009 Commencement address for Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon Ohio. The theme of the address focuses on biblical hospitality, as “creating space and making room.” Hospitality, biblically understood, challenges us to relate to others as if we were relating to Christ Himself. It is a way of life for the Christian leader. For the strange and the stranger, the disenfranchised and lonely, and to our family members and friends, creating space and making room is the essence of hospitality, biblically understood.



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