This post is for reflection and discussion regarding the lack of participation of Evangelicals in inter-religious events and dialogue.
I am the Project Manager for the Salaam Project, a new ministry initiative among CRCNA agencies to encourage outreach to the Muslim world.
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This short piece reflects on all three versions of the Great Commission (Matthaean, Lukan and Johannine).
Some reflections on Lesslie Newbigin's approach to people of other faith traditions.
When we focus on the sin-guilt-righteous worldview in our Gospel presentation, we are being biblical and correct. But we might be missing out on an opportunity to connect with people on a deeper level.
This post compares shame/honor and guilt/righteousness paradigms and how they affect ministry to Muslims.
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 comparing Sura 19 of the Quran with Luke 2, we see the difference between Jesus being born as a mere man and Jesus being born as the Son of God—the long awaited Messiah.
In talking with Christians who are sponsoring Muslim refugees, I sense that they are sensitive to not using coercion in their witness. But sometimes they are also holding back from a robust witness.
The story is about the Gospel, and the spread of the Gospel. That story continues today, and it continues through the joint work of Home Missions and World Missions coming together in missional ministry.
Thank you Michelle we really need your perspective on these matters. Certainly our Reformed theology points to the depravity of all people and how easy we can be coaxed into evil (the Nazis as an...posted on: On Pinning Blame and Human Nature
Hi Roger, thank you for your comments and for this discussion. I think the answer to some of your questions is found in the writing of Lesslie Newbigin. Newbigin has both liberal and evangelical...
Hi Dan thanks for your comments. They are very perceptive. In light of that I have been watching my Muslim friends and they seem to proclaim their faith quite openly without getting into the same...
Thanks Roger for contributing to the discussion. I appreciate where you are coming from and we need to continue this kind of dialogue (intra-faith dialogue).
You have some good insights Roger and I understand your position. I noticed this at the Parliament of World Religions as Christianity fit into that community (from my perspective) as an ethical...
Thanks Jason for filling in a little more about common grace. I was mainly thinking of dialogue situations, and civic events like the one referred to in my post. Interfaith worship events are...
Excellent rebuttal Izaak. I am glad to see we are on topic. Not everyone agrees with the doctrine of common grace. I believe the Protestant Reformed Church rejected this doctrine. According to...
Thanks Jason for staying "on topic" and for your thoughts on this. You nail the tension in the universalist approach of some groups. It is important that we can declare Jesus as the way, truth and...
Thank you for raising this concern. I am not sure a post like this would make it on to the agenda of the EIRC but I will bring it to the attention of one of the members.posted on: Concerns on Our Ecumenical Trajectory
Thank you for the comment. We are actively working at partnerships and collaborative work with our brothers and sisters all over the world and trying to avoid the paternalistic approaches of the...posted on: The Great Commission(s)