Category Archive: A Survey of the World

Jan 18

A Survey of the World – The Churches of Cappadocia

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     I last left our reading audience in Turkey, having our toes tickled by fish and titillating the taste buds with turkish delight.  I apologize for the long delay between the last Turkey post and this one.  Your fingers and toes must be really wrinkled from being in that Turkish spa all this time.  In …

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Sep 27

A Survey of the World – Turkish Delight

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A Continuation of our Survey of the World – Cultural World   It is dull, Son of Adam, to drink without eating,” said the Queen presently.  “What would you like to eat?”  “Turkish Delight, please, your Majesty,” said Edmund. The Queen let another drop fall from her bottle on to the snow, and instantly there …

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Sep 07

A Survey of the World – Fish Pedicures

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A Continuation of our Survey of the World – Natural World In our last survey, we explored the efforts to translate the Bible into northwest African dialects.  Let us now travel northeast of Africa, to the country of Turkey, to explore a ritual that disgusts some and seems to help others. The “reddish log sucker”, Garra rufa, is …

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Jul 06

Bible Translation in Western Africa

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A Continuation of our Survey of the World – Religion   Continuing with our survey of Mali and western Africa, we examine the fascinating process of Bible translation in this region.  The exposure of unreached people groups in this area has been slow and difficult due to a number of factors:  natural disasters, social uprisings, …

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Jul 05

Timbuktu, It Really Does Exist

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 A Continuation of our Survey of the World – the Cultural World       “From here to Timbuktu” as your mom and dad used to say, but did they think that Timbuktu was an actual place?  Probably not.  Many people would agree with them.  A recent survey of Britons showed that a third of them did not …

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Jun 25

Mali Menace

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A Continuation of our Survey of the World – the Natural World   The Arab Spring has given way to the summer of the locusts in North Africa.  Political turmoil in Algeria and the overthrow of Gadafi in Libya have played havoc with normal operations in those countries.  The manpower, materials, and equipment annually reserved …

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Jun 19

Father Kino and the Jesuits

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(Note:  A Survey of the World is simply a report into what is occurring worldwide in terms of natural, cultural, and religious events.  The author does not necessarily endorse any activities, beliefs, or opinions mentioned in each article.  The reader can choose to take each article as a source of either information, entertainment, study, or prayer.) Continuing our survey …

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Jun 19

Brincadores Galore

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(Note:  A Survey of the World is simply a report into what is occurring worldwide in terms of natural, cultural, and religious events.  The author does not necessarily endorse any activities, beliefs, or opinions mentioned in each article.  The reader can choose to take each article as a source of either information, entertainment, study, or prayer.) In our last …

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Jun 08

Sea of Cortez

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In April 2012, a great white shark of exceptional size was caught by fishermen two miles off the coast of the port city of Guaymas, Mexico.  The shark was snared in a large net and was already dead when pulled to the surface.  Dead or not, it must have been an unnerving and humbling experience to …

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