If one reads the fly-leaf of Shabbir Akhtar’s book, one sees his intent is to “build bridges between the two religions.” One would expect that Akhtar, a research fellow at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies in England, would strive to do that. But does he?
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This is a summary of five case studies that underline the key factors of Muslims coming to Christ as encountering as Living God in Christ, the living Word, and the living Body of Christ.
"Word became Book" or "Word became Flesh" are two very important ideas. Both Islam and Christianity speak of something or someone "coming down." We will look at these and compare and contrast them.
Samuel Zwemer, knowing full well the challenges of working "in the lands of the Mohammedans" as he called them, minced no words as to why his Reformed roots of 'salvation belongs to the Lord' was his motive, means, and message.
Two words, no longer than seven letters long, tell all about Christianity and Islam. Keith Small and Andy Bannister in lectures at BeThinking.org help their audience to see the practical consequences of either the doctrine of Tawhid or the Trinity.
What might two articles (one on interfaith relationships and one on evangelicals and feminists) in two different Reformed venues have to do with each other? Perhaps more than meets the eye.
“What do Muslims think when they hear the word ‘Messiah'?” We will look at a number of Islamic sources to answer that question.
This article is a very useful tool to analyze current approaches to contextualization, especially those in the context of outreach 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?
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.
One thing you might want to recall in the Old Testament is that small phrase "when the sins of the Amorites were full." From the Bible we know this took 430 years. That is a bit...
Love your good theological thinking. Keep up the good work.
An F.YI. Former Muslims that I know state that the doctrine of the adoption of sons is one of the...
When your forefathers lived in Holland, they lived under Nazi domination. Daily, they heard stories of Jews being rounded up and sent to their death in...
"In the 1969 book Recollections of Thomas Merton’s Last Days in the West, Benedictine monk Br. David Steindl-Rast wrote that Thomas said that he wanted "to become as good a...posted on: Quiet Down: Lectio Divina in Youth Ministry
May I be a bit presumptuous and give a stab at the questions you ask?
a. To be passionate about something actually requires propositional knowledge. That is to...posted on: Are We Becoming Anti-Intellectual?
I recall a book written a long time ago called "You Can Trust the Communist to Act Like a Communist" by Glen Schwarz. What he was saying in that book is that whether in...posted on: What Is "Hijrah" and Is It a Trojan Horse?
I think you have latched on to something. Where do you think ideas such as Lectio Divina recently popularized by those involved in Youth ministiries, spiritual...posted on: Are We Becoming Anti-Intellectual?
As much as I agree that more quiet is excellent, and that less rah-rah is helpful, I wonder if you have allowed the pendulum to swing too far. It is a known fact that...posted on: Quiet Down: Lectio Divina in Youth Ministry
Thank you Greg for this enlightening article. I think you an I would agree with Luther that it is important to understand Islam. :
Alongside of your article, I read Sarah Henrich and...posted on: The Reformers and Islam
Thank you Greg for your reply:
The bottom line of my questions is that methologies are derived from our theology. How many times have I heard with respect to Muslim outreach, "If we...posted on: Does Salvation Belong to the LORD?