The Magi: Kings, Priests, or Enemy agents?
Omeed Jouyandé explains why Herod and “all Jerusalem” had good reason to be alarmed by the arrival of a group of Magi from Parthia. But their mission was not as Herod feared – and their faith and identity remains an inspiration for Iranian Christians today.
A GOOD BARBEQUE NEEDS A GOOD MARINADE
Have you ever marinated chicken, as Persians do, in saffron, garlic, lime and olive oil? After two hours, it’s beginning to tenderise and take on the aroma and flavours of the marinade. Well, it’s much the same with us. Think of yourself as the chicken and your culture as the marinade…
SHARING GOD’S LOVE OVER CULTURAL CONVENTIONS
When Iranians meet, the time we spend greeting and exchanging polite pleasantries can seem extensive – especially to someone from a European culture. The process then repeats saying goodbye on the doorstep, where whole new conversations on brand new topics are enjoyed well into the night.