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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women
In considering the teaching of the Qur’an about women we must bear in mind the situation in Arabia just before the rise of Islam in the first part of the seventh century A. D. Arabia was rapidly changing from a…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism
Herod’s slaughter of the innocents in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago was a crime of the same order as those committed by modern day terrorists. The massacre is so often forgotten in the recalling of the birth of Jesus,…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China
The most memorable–and enjoyable–vacation our family has ever taken was in the mid-1980s, when we visited Xinjiang, in the far corner of northwest China.  At the time, my wife and I were missionaries in Pakistan, and our two sons in…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith
The gospel is God’s good news for human beings mired in sin and its consequences. Often, this good news is presented as Jesus’ sacrificial payment of the just penalty for sin. This message is thoroughly biblical, and for many, it…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, ISIS, Radicalism
The jihadist attacks in Paris have grieved and frightened the world again with the reality of Muslims committing violence in the name of Islam. Again we face the question – is Islam inherently violent? Are Muslims required to commit violence…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, ISIS, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism
What Muslims affirm about Jesus is interesting but what they deny is critical. Still, they never seem to get tired of writing about him,[i] and most are open to talking about him. This is helpful because the greatest question in…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, ISIS, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer
Biographer J. Christy Wilson has appropriately named Samuel Marinus Zwemer the “Apostle to Islam.”[1]  Zwemer was born to Huguenot-Dutch parents in Vriesland, Michigan on April 12, 1867.[2] As a child, he learned to read and speak three languages, English, Dutch…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, ISIS, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics
Ramon Lull (d. 1316) is one of the most creative, if not one of the most enigmatic, medieval theologians and apologists to Muslims. A son of the island of Majorca, due east of Valencia, Spain, Lull grew up in an…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, ISIS, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism
If “the Roll were called up yonder” today would our work on earth be done? COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Lockdowns, racial injustices, failed businesses, crashing stock markets, soaring unemployment, and church closures have some Christians wondering if…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, ISIS, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue
I had the privilege of co-authoring (with Ed Smither) the chapter on Timothy of Baghdad (727-823) in the recently released book The History of Apologetics. In the chapter, we discuss the context of the Eastern Church under Muslim rule and…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, China, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, ISIS, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, History & Politics
“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.” (Matthew 7:6). One interpretation of these strange words by Jesus understands “pigs” and “dogs” to…
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