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Topic: 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: 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. A son of the island of Majorca, due east of Valencia, Spain, Lull grew up in an area of…
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Topic: 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: 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: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, 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: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Polemics
In the 16th Century, Martin Luther came across a short book detailing the religious rituals and customs of the Ottoman Turks. He was so impressed with the tract that he decided to reprint it with a new preface that he…
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Topic: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism
Rick Love’s life and legacy resonate deeply with the Zwemer Center of Muslim-Christian Relations at Columbia International University. As Ed Smither, Dean of Intercultural Studies at CIU, put it: “Rick loved Muslims and they loved him.” Yet, beyond his work…
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Topic: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Education & Society
By now, everyone has heard of the shootings at the two mosques of Al Noor and Linwood in Christchurch, New Zealand, that led to the deaths of 50 Muslims and the wounding of 50 others at prayer on Friday the 15th of March…
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Topic: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Education & Society, Dialogue, Radicalism
Images of what a 24-year-old, white male did at a mosque in Christchurch, reminded me of something: “We have seen the face of evil and it is us.” I also recalled a similar incident much closer to home. It happened…
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Topic: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Education & Society, Dialogue, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism
At the mention of the name Francis of Assisi, images of a peaceful, eccentric, medieval monk who loved to talk to animals may come to mind. But he was also a Christ-loving, innovative missionary to Muslims during the Crusades. Here’s…
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Topic: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Education & Society, Dialogue, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism, Book Review, Mission and Evangelism
In his book, “A Wind in the House of Islam,” David Garrison seeks to understand and describe the people movements to Christ that are increasingly taking place throughout the Muslim world (6). According to Garrison, eighty-four percent of all the…
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Topic: Apologetics, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Apologetics, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Contextualization, Mission and Evangelism, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Education & Society, Dialogue, Radicalism, Mission and Evangelism, Book Review, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an
The Qur’an presents itself as the Bible’s sequel and always refers to the biblical Torah (al-tawrat), Psalms (al-zabur) and New Testament (al-injil) with honor and respect. It says it confirms, clarifies and guards them from misinterpretation. The Qur’an asserts that…
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