This post compares shame/honor and guilt/righteousness paradigms and how they affect ministry to Muslims.
In this short piece, with the help of the scholar Marylyn Waldman, we will look at the story of Joseph in the Bible and the Qur’an to learn how, in spite of a few similarities, the stories are miles apart. Why is this?
With the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry and hate crimes in the U.S., coverage of events like this — where Jews, Christians, and Muslims gather to talk about how they can work together to seek peace — is critically important.
Book? The Christian good news? This short article sets out to determine from Islamic sources themselves, as to what is thought about when the word "Injil" is used by Muslims, and how it might affect Christian approaches.
David Wood notes that the last words of a person are often those that most characterize that person. Truly Nabeel Qureshi reflected the famous last words of the Lord Jesus.
In making a decision about taking a trip to Israel/Palestine, in addition to the natural questions about costs and dates, there are several questions that should be answered before making a decision regarding which trip to choose.
In choosing to take a trip to Israel/Palestine, persons need to reflect carefully on what type of tour they wish to join. Read about the different types of tours that we have come across in our years of leading groups on pilgrimages there.
Is our goal to evangelize our Muslim friends? Or is to promote social justice, community cohesion and peace? There isn't an easy answer except to enter into relationships with a spirit of honesty and authenticity.
In Christianity Jesus came to save us … in Islam, one must save the reputation of Muhammad and Allah.
Moderns of the 21st century look at heresy as some kind of outdated and judgmental stance, but as we will show, this idea has consequences among Christian missionaries.
At a recent conference, one of the attendees reported on a trip to a local mosque. There the imam told the group, “As Muslims, we agree with 90% of what you Christians believe, except for the 10% part about who Jesus is.” Is this imam telling the truth?
Convergence thinking effectively says, "It is possible and positive to blend together the best of any and all religions in order to come to the truth of a super-religion." Sometimes divergent is better than convergent.
In an interview concerning his latest book, Answering Jihad, Nabeel Qureshi (a convert to Christianity), details the change of his own thinking from being convinced that his religion was a religion of peace, to thinking otherwise.
Someone said, "Jesus loves everyone and so there are no lost people." Another person said, "I work with members of [name of religion] and they are among some of the nicest people that I know. How dare you say they are in darkness?" What do we do with such statements?
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.
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.