Scriptural Reasoning – Tuesday, December 15, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

“Grieve not! For thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee; And shake towards thyself (Mary) the trunk of the palm-tree: it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee”-Surah Maryam

What do dates, rivulets and palm trees have to do with Advent? How does this story in Qur’an compare with the birth narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke? The Blue Mosque/The Dialogue Institute and Christ the King members and friends invite you for a night of mutual conversation and dialogue as we study parallel texts from the Bible and the Qur’an. All are welcomed to participate. “Bring your own dinner” if you’d like (dates or otherwise). To participate, please email Cheryl Gaspard at and she will send the zoom link and passcode, as well as the appointed texts for conversation.