BBC Radio Devon – Pause for Thought: Storm Centres
During the Pause for Thought recently, I’ve been talking about 7 places I have been to: Storm-centres of history.
Today, we will go to Cairo, Egypt.
Each place I’ve chosen will be a place I have been to, either as a tourist or a missionary.
Each place is self-evidently interesting for the paradigm-shifting upheaval, the change and new course for humanity that they set.
All of them speak about the great themes of our existence: justice, truth, freedom, good and evil, etc. and the enduring ability of human beings, bearing the image of God, to experience and endure great trials.
I was a missionary living in Cairo between 2005-07. I learnt a little Arabic, and slowly grew into the strange new world of Egyptian culture.