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About this Blog

Pilgrim Without a Shrine began in early 2007 as a personal foray into the blogosphere. At some point I stopped posting because I ran out of time to write and was questioning whether reflections on my journey through life were really worth posting on the Internet.

In January 2008, the blog was re-launched with a tighter focus. Those of you who know me personally are aware that my pilgrimage through life has passed through the Islamic world. For the time being this blog will be focused on my reflections on Islam, the Middle East, and the situation in Palestine. Hopefully these reflections will draw people into a conversation about this part of the world, and perhaps prod people toward actions that will promote peace.

I write as a Christian, but do not pretend to speak for Christians or Christianity as a whole. I can only speak from my own experiences, learning, and biases. Your comments are welcome and encouraged!

4 Responses

  1. Brian & ****

    Thanks for your blog, it’s been great to know how you are doing. I am planning a trip to Israel and Jordan hopefully by year end or January 2011. Please get in touch with me so I can visit.

    Renee, Matt, Cameron, Cody
    formerly of *****

  2. I found your blog with a google search for “haircut arabic phrases”. Your post about a year ago was the first link that came up. I’m an American living in Cairo and I knew the phrase and the response, but had no idea what it meant. I got my haircut yesterday and even though I ended up saying the phrase a number of times, it was killing me to find out what it meant. So thanks for that post.

    Anyway, I really enjoyed browsing your blog and hope to find my way back here soon.

    Salaamu Aleikum

  3. Thanks for the comment! Not sure about classy . . . but I hope to be insightful from time to time.

  4. Wow…I didn’t know you blogged so well..classy…insightful. I’m humbled that you are my friend…I’ve got much to learn.

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