An article in the book Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning describes the focus and interconnectedness of all Muslims as they face Mecca and stresses a vital difference in the spiritual connectedness of Muslims and Christians.
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.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali suggests that even if the entire ISIS territory was re-gained militarily, the threat of Islamic jihadism will still re-emerge. Here perspectives are very much food for thought.
In a highly nuanced article, the British author Alistair Roberts touches on the need of the church to reach out to the weak and disadvantaged but also be cautious against kneejerk emotional judgments.
On November 13, ISIS released a statement, celebrating their "holy war" or jihad against France who they call a "Crusader nation." In a very ironic fashion, the statement is a back-handed challenge to the Church as well.
What is the true identity of gay Christians and Muslims followers of Jesus in Christ?
Operation Reveille, a ministry of Act Beyond that helps Military Christians understand the character, knowledge, and behavior of Jesus Christ in cross-cultural contexts, features 6 posts on the "Social Implications of Different Christian and Muslim Beliefs." The helpful summary chart is found here.
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.
Raymond Ibrahim, a Coptic Christian whose book Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians details the sufferings of Christians living as minorities in Muslim countries, posted a provocative blog piece entitled "Why Western Nations Should Only Accept Christian Refugees."
Here is my observation on the "Apostle's Creed" of Islam and the Apostles' Creed of Christianity.
Is it theologically careless to use the term "Muslim brothers and sisters"? If so, is there a better term that we can apply?
Mark Durie examines the "Abrahamic Faith" mantra and its promise of unity.
William Kilpatrick, a Roman Catholic professor and author, states that Catholics could learn more about Islam from the Egyptian president al-Sisi, than from a crowd of Bishops pontificating about their positive views on this religion.
For a Muslim, who by definition has Allah of Islam as his/her God, then that very person's actions would flow out of the character of this Deity. If we want to understand our Muslim neighbors, far and near, this might be of some use.