Sharia is a guide for Muslims in the daily practice of their faith. So why does sharia law exist? What is its purpose? Is there anything similar in Christianity?
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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.
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.
This article is a very useful tool to analyze current approaches to contextualization, especially those in the context of outreach to Muslims.
In this article, I hope to sketch out the idea of a balance in Islam which compares the weight of good and bad deeds.