What might motivate Christians to bear witness to Muslims to the fact that Jesus is Lord. Is it guilt, fear, the threat of hell, or something else?
In this piece we will examine two ways that a Muslim, who otherwise completely lacks the assurance of Jesus' words "Today you will be with me in paradise," seeks to gain this assurance.
From the Christian Aid Mission (Oct. 1, 2015) check out this story of courage in the face of death and of a man liberated by Jesus who was on a mission to bring death: Christian Workers in Syria Crucified, Beheaded.
It would appear to be incumbent on the likes of Back to God Ministries, Home Missions, World Renew and World Missions to ask if their theologizing is driven more by the social sciences than by solid theological method. Here is where Eitel's simple schema is helpful.
Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi surveyed 100 randomly selected mosques across the United States. In a nutshell, the study documented strong correlations between advocacy of violent jihad and the presence of materials advocating such.
Michael J. Kruger, President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary posted an article entitled "Social Justice and the Gospel: What is the Core Mission of the Church?". Is there anything useful in Kruger's article and the authors he cited?