Occasional Holy Man, Indifferent Bassist, Expelled Philosopher, and Maladroit Carpenter Who Offers Stray, Provocative, and Insouciant Thoughts about Religion, Archaeology, Human Foible, Surfing, Interesting People, and Quirky Music. [Also, "alot" is not a word.]
Mosul was the home town of my late mentor, Matti Moosa. It was also the city of the earliest Episcopal Church missionary work in the Middle East in the 19th century. There are were a lot of Christians who live lived there and many places of worship are in need of reclamation.