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The Reformers and Islam

While we continue to heed the theological caution of the Reformers as they faced the Islamic faith on the borders of Europe, we need to seek new opportunities to engage with our Muslim neighbors.

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The Hijrah and the Cross

In his book, Journeys of the Muslim Nation and the Christian Church, David Shenk describes three meetings experienced by a Christian college group in Israel and the West Bank.

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Understanding Islam, Loving Muslims

Many Muslims have immigrated to North America and have become our neighbors. Do you have a basic understanding of what Muslims actually believe or practice? And where would you start to witness to your faith?

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Mission Montreal

I walked out of the train station and heard the familiar strains of French and English being spoken, sometimes both languages used interchangeably. Montreal has a large population of Muslims and our denomination is committed to reaching out to Muslims.

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New Paradigms in Evangelism

We in the West (North America and Europe) have traditionally emphasized a sin/guilt/innocence/righteousness paradigm of salvation. It is time to expand our paradigms. Jesus’ healing is about sin, yes, but also about shame, defilement, and fear.

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To Be or Not To Be ... an Insider

The topic of the insider movement is one of the most heated controversies in the area of ministry to Muslims. An insider is a Muslim who converts to Christianity, but who remains in the Mosque for a period of time. 

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The Quran and the Mission of the Church

By studying the Bible, I hope to deepen my faith in God. By studying the Quran, I hope to better understand the religious experience of my Muslim friends, so that I can share with them my understanding of truth as it is found in the Bible.

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Divine Familial Terms Controversy

From time to time I receive emails from concerned church members over controversial Bible translations. The translations in question are seven Wycliffe/SIL projects in Muslim contexts. At the center of this controversy are the names God the Father and Son of God, which we call divine familial terms.

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Terror in Boston

Every year America receives new immigrants, and many are Muslim. These immigrants need our help and hospitality — help with English, the challenges of immigration, the struggles that come with adapting to a new culture.

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Christian - Muslim Dialogue

As the CRCNA undertakes more of an active role in inter-religious dialogue in North America, we can learn a lot from our Christian and Muslim friends in Egypt. Egypt has a long history of Christian-Muslim interaction, and in the end, most Egyptians, whether Muslim or Christian, see themselves as Egyptians first.

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Jihad

Jihad, to put it simply, means struggle; any kind of struggle, but particularly a struggle for the faith. Jihad is one of many issues that would be best dealt with in conversation and dialogue between Muslims and Christians.

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From the Qur’an to the Bible - Bridges to the Gospel

In Acts 17:23-24 Paul makes reference to an altar with the inscription: “To an Unknown God.” Paul then proceeds to describe who that God is, as he has revealed himself through his Son Jesus Christ. In doing this Paul uses a bridge to the Gospel from another faith (in this case Greek polytheism).

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Loving Ishmael

It strikes me when I read Genesis 21:8-21 that Abraham really loved his son Ishmael. We don’t put a lot of emphasis on Abraham and Ishmael’s relationship. We focus more on the child of the covenant promise, Isaac. But clearly Abraham loved Ishmael.

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Prayer First

Once a month I attend a prayer meeting to pray for Muslims in my city of Hamilton, Ontario. There are about 30,000 Muslims in my city. Close to me, in Toronto and Dearborn, Michigan are many more Muslims. As we pray I am struck by the faithfulness of one woman who hosts our meeting. 

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My Journey to Salaam

In 1998, newly married, my wife, Nelly, and I attended a small French- speaking church, Eglise St. Marc, and became friends with the many missionaries studying French to minister in French- speaking West Africa. Although we had no intentions of becoming cross-cultural missionaries, we were young, idealistic and ...

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Are You Walking Alongside Your Muslim Neighbor?

Do you have a Muslim neighbor? Or doctor or dentist? Many Muslims are immigrating to Canada and the United States and are moving into our communities. How much do you know about Islam, and are you prepared to reach out to your Muslim neighbor in a loving way?

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