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Wonderful Book Review From MHSBC

BOOK REVIEW Pilgrims on the Silk Road: a Muslim-Christian Encounter in Khiva. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010. By Robert Martens From Roots and Branches, 17:1, February, 2011. Where is this last gathering place of the true church? The answer:…

The Year of the Book

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It has been quite a year for Agile Arts and the Ratliff family. We feel very blessed to have the opportunity to tell some previously untold stories, and learn a few new ones as well. Pilgrims on the Silk Road…

Charting Ideas Through Time

Google just released a new tool called Ngram that compiles keywords from their vast library of scanned books. It charts these keywords from the 16th century to 2008. This makes Ngram a wonderful tool for seeing the rise and fall…

Forgiveness – The Heart Of The Matter

Heinrich Abrams was murdered the night Turkoman bandits had come to steal his wife. For months the bandits had stolen livestock and broken into the homes of Mennonites living along the Amu Darya river. Each time, the Mennonites refused to retaliate…