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Rachel Pieh Jones, How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus

CBF Conversations

Sponsors: The Center for Congregational Health, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, and McAfee School of Theology's Doctor of Ministry program. Music from HookSounds.com

53mins

5 Sep 2021

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How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer To Jesus - With Rachel Pieh Jones

Rethinking Faith

When Rachel Pieh Jones moved from Minnesota to rural Somalia with her husband and twin toddlers eighteen years ago, she was secure in a faith that defined who was right and who was wrong, who was saved and who needed saving. She had been taught that Islam was evil, full of lies and darkness, and that the world would be better without it. Luckily, locals show compassion for Jones who can’t keep her headscarf on or her toddlers from tripping over AK-47s. After the murder of several foreigners forces them to evacuate, the Joneses resettle in nearby Djibouti. Jones recounts the personal encounters and growing friendships that gradually dismantle her unspoken fears and prejudices and deepen her appreciation for Islam. Unexpectedly, along the way she also gains a far richer understanding of her own Christian faith. Enjoy! RESOURCES: Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus (book)

1hr 4mins

14 Jul 2021

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Rachel Pieh Jones, meeting Jesus through Muslims

Tent Theology

More about Rachel and her writing HEREMore about the Tent Summer School HEREHas anything we make been interesting, useful or fruitful for you? You can support us by becoming a Fellow Traveller on our Patreon page HERE.

48mins

6 Jul 2021

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Rachel Pieh Jones: How Muslims friends led me closer to Jesus

The Profile

Rachel Pieh Jones grew up in the USA but has spent most of her adult life in the Horn of Africa. In this in-depth interview with Premier Christianity's Sam Hailes, Rachel explains how meeting and living alongside Muslims radically changed her perception of them. Now based in Djibouti, where almost everyone is a Muslim, Rachel says she's experienced remarkable hospitality, even as she's experienced what it's like to live as a minority, and a stranger in a foreign land. Her new book Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus is available now.  The Profile is brought to you in association with Premier Christianity magazine. Subscribe now for £3.95/month

47mins

25 Jun 2021

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Episode 218 | Real Relationships, with Rachel Pieh Jones

Persuasion

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson dig into the summer miniseries called Showing Up. Since 2004, Rachel has lived in Djibouti, a primarily Muslim country, where she and her husband run a school and where they enjoy cross-cultural, cross-religious relationships. Rachel shares from her recent release titled Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. The conversation covers a whole host of topics related to developing strong relationships by showing up with your whole self—differing beliefs and all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

15 Jun 2021

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Persuasion 218 | Real Relationships, with Rachel Pieh Jones

The Christ and Pop Culture Podcast Network

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson dig into the summer miniseries called Showing Up. Since 2004, Rachel has lived in Djibouti, a primarily Muslim country, where she and her husband run a school and where they enjoy cross-cultural, cross-religious relationships. Rachel shares from her recent release titled Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. The conversation covers a whole host of topics related to developing strong relationships by showing up with your whole self—differing beliefs and all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30mins

15 Jun 2021

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Extending a Holy Welcome with Rachel Pieh Jones | Episode 8

It's Tea Time Somewhere

Today we’re chatting Rachel Pieh Jones (who has previously joined us here on the podcast). For those of you who don’t already know Rachel, she writes about life at the crossroads of faith and culture. Rachel just released her latest book, Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. She shares stories that recount the personal encounters and growing friendships which gradually dismantled her unspoken fears and prejudices and deepened her respect for Islam. Along the way she also gains a far richer understanding of her own Christian faith. She divided her stories around the five pillars of Islam — creed, prayer, fasting, giving, and pilgrimage — and shows how her Muslim friends’ devotion to these pillars led her to rediscover ancient Christian practices her own religious tradition has lost or neglected. We hope this interview encourages you to extend a holy welcome to your friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and to reach your hand across the chasm with empathy and respect toward fellow Image Bearers of God. Check out our show notes for links to all the things we talked about in this episode. _ There are so many ways to get involved in our community. Join us on Instagram.  Interact with other expats on our private Facebook group.  Search for expat articles on our blog. Get monthly curated resources monthly via our newsletter. Connect with Denise Connect with Melissa Connect with Alicia 

40mins

30 Apr 2021

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Ep. 14: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of God from Muslim Friends with Rachel Pieh Jones

Holy Heretics: Losing Religion and Finding Jesus

You’re either right or you’re wrong, there is no in between. At least, that’s what most versions of Christianity in the U.S. have taught for decades, saying that if a spiritual practice falls in the “fully wrong” category, we should have nothing to do with it. But what if there’s a lot to be learned from other religions and practices? What if they understand aspects of faith and God that we have lost? That’s something Rachel Pieh Jones had to confront when she moved from Minnesota to the horn of Africa and found herself the minority amongst Muslims. We talked with her about how her experience has changed how she sees others and their faith practices, as well as expanded her understanding of God.Follow Rachel on Instagram and Twitter (@rachelpiehjones).For show notes, click here or go to holyheretics.org.Follow us on social media! Twitter: @holyheretics | Instagram: @holyhereticspodcast | Facebook: @holyhereticsCreditsThis episode was produced by The Sophia Society.  Music is by Faith in Foxholes, and sound engineering is by Joshua Mudge.

49mins

13 Apr 2021

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S3 E15: Rachel Pieh Jones

The Habit

Rachel Pieh Jones has been living and writing in the Horn of Africa for the last eighteen years. Her new memoir is Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. In this episode, Rachel and Jonathan Rogers discuss the value of being an outsider and what it means to be a witness.Support the show: https://therabbitroom.givingfuel.com/memberSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

12 Apr 2021

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Embracing Curiosity with Rachel Pieh Jones (Rebroadcast Special)

Thriving Thoughts with Dr. Sherri

"Hear me! Look at me! See me! Value me!"...It's one of the loudest messages I'm hearing in my Listening October exercise. So, today it's fitting to remind us that WE can choose to thrive by being the one who SEES and HEARS the one who is desperate for the same. Please listen as my friend Rachel Pieh Jones reminds us how to answer someone else's cry to be seen, known, and loved...merely by being curious! // Original Show Notes // You're going to be blown away by Rachel Pieh Jones, our Season 2 opener!  We talk about so much incredible stuff, like being drawn to understand the refugee experience, thriving in a foreign country, learning to lean in to outsiders and embrace those who are different from us.  Yes, we talk about how embracing curiosity changes our lives! _____ Rachel Pieh Jones has been an expatriate since 2003. She's studied four languages, lived on three continents, and raised three Third Culture Kids. Rachel is a runner and a writer and a witness. By witness, she aims to observe beautiful, creative aspects of our world and call out the good in them. Check out all of Rachel's published works and sign up for her incredibly encouraging and informative blog at http://www.djiboutijones.com/  _____ Are you thriving in the thick of something right now? Are you actively choosing to learn, grow, and prosper in the face of challenge and/or tragedy? If so, let's chat...you may be a perfect fit to be interviewed for the show! Message me on social media (see links below) or Email me at drsherrispeaks@gmail.com. _____ Get YOUR copy of Dr. Sherri's new book, Breakup Breakthroughs, right here on Amazon! It's for every woman who has EVER believed the lie that she's not worth fighting for! Get the paperback version, the Kindle version, AND the "It'll Take Work" Book with BONUS mini-book at the end, When People Say Things That Hurt!  _____ If you’ve been encouraged by the podcast, will you please share this episode with someone you know who needs to learn more about thriving in the thick of it? And, if you’re an Apple user, help us get in front of even more women to encourage them to thrive by clicking 5 stars! Be sure to follow me on FB @dr.sherri and Instagram @dr.sherrispeaks  _____ Do you want to receive thriving thoughts straight from Dr. Sherri right to your text messaging inbox?  Simply text THRIVE to 540-369-2139 to sign up! _____ Join the thriving thoughts movement! #littleliesbigtruths #thrivingthoughtswithdrsherri #thrivingthoughtspodcast #thriveinanyandeverycircumstance _____ Connect with Derek Kretzer, creator of the music for Thriving Thoughts!  Follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/derekkretzer/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/derek.kretzer

57mins

14 Oct 2020

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