Temporarily Unavailable for Remainder of Lent

Just to let you know that due to personal reasons I am taking a break for the remainder of Lent. Please do not be alarmed, all is fine. I just feel called to silence and reflection for the remainder of the Lenten period. Please think of me in your prayers during this time. In the mean time God bless you all.

 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13 John

The Bible Verses The Quran

It is interesting to note that searches for both the Bible and the Quran are on the increase. The fact that the Bible is higher than the Quran probably reflects more the socio-economic demographics of Muslims and Christians. It is interesting to note also the stochastic peaks in searches for the Quran. On closer inspection these all occur at the beginning of Ramadan. So it seems that Muslims refer to the Quran at this time more than any other time. Which makes perfect sense given that the Quran was handed to Mohammed during Ramadan and that Ramadan is, like out Lent, a time when Muslims fast, pray and read the Quran. Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Quran during Ramadan. Some Muslims perform the recitation of the entire Quran by means of special prayers, called Tarawih which are recited nightly in the Mosques.

Maybe we could learn something from them?

What is also interesting is the division of Africa by search. The Quaran is clearly very popular in countries above the Sahara and on the Red Sea. South of the Sahara the Bible is also very popular. This shows a very obvious polarization and tension on the African continent, played out very violently in Nigeria where the southern African Christians meet square on with the Northern African Muslims, almost reflecting the whole continent.