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Sketches About Islam on the Back of a Napkin

A parishioner came to me and asked how he should make sense of the New York City and Edmonton jihad attacks. My answer, which I sketched out on the back of a napkin, helped him to understand a bit more clearly.

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What is Salvation in Islam?

Saved from what? Saved through what? Saved for what? These three questions demonstrate that Christians and Muslims, although at times speaking the same language, have radically different meanings when it comes to salvation.

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Nonie Darwish, Former Muslim, Compares Islamic and Christian Worldviews

….in Christianity Jesus came to save us…in Islam, one must save the reputation of Muhammad and Allah... Nonie Darwish, a former Muslim, discusses her newly released book “Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values” here . Darwish, an American-Egyptian, describes her former life, the place of women within Islam, her 17-year-long conversion, and the culture of jihad even as it affected her father who sacrificed his own life for this cause. She is careful to separate the ideology of Islam and Christianity and their respective standards. For instance, she states: In Islam...
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A Christmas Reflection

In comparing Sura 19 of the Quran with Luke 2, we see the difference between Jesus being born as a mere man and Jesus being born as the Son of God—the long awaited Messiah.

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Sufism in the Bigger Picture of Islam

The missionary Phil Parshall reported on a Baul Sufi ceremony in Bangladesh, and he heard words that could easily be repeated during the time of confession in a Christian Reformed Church liturgy. So what was really being said? Shortly we will examine them.

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Respectful Witness to Refugees

In talking with Christians who are sponsoring Muslim refugees, I sense that they are sensitive to not using coercion in their witness. But sometimes they are also holding back from a robust witness. 

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