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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law
Before covering the various Muslim attitudes toward Shari’ah and Islamic law, a distinction needs to be made between those two concepts. There is considerable confusion about them which has contributed to interesting legal steps taken within some states in the…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy
I have been a professional philosopher for about 30 years, which means that for 30 years I have spent my life answering two major questions: “What does a philosopher do?” “Why would anyone want to do that?” Both are good…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion
As a messianic Jew, I have been following very carefully the controversy surrounding Dr. Larycia Hawkins, the political science professor who was suspended from Wheaton College after saying Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.” In this piece I am not taking…
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Reaching the Heart and Mind of Muslims
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism
My first year after leaving Islam and coming to Christ was wild–a roller coaster of emotions. I have often said that being Muslim is to be in a crowded universe. I had the habit of using Arabic phrases, like Insha’Allah…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism, History & Politics, ISIS, Radicalism
One side declares that the true Islam was founded by a violent man who made that Islam reflect his violence such that Islam is a violent religion in its essence and true nature. Those Muslims who act violently, such as…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism, History & Politics, ISIS, Radicalism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, Quran & Hadith
Years ago I had a conversation with a Muslim who was being critical of the Bible for several reasons.  One that I found very interesting was that he thought it was horrible that the Bible portrayed Jesus as a terrorist. …
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism, History & Politics, ISIS, Radicalism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, Quran & Hadith, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism
I have been suspicious of conversion stories since I read Augustine’s Confessions and saw how he agonized over stealing some pears from his neighbor’s tree and yet forgetting to mention his illegitimate child and any contrition about that. On the…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism, History & Politics, ISIS, Radicalism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, Quran & Hadith, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue
Several years ago I took a class of graduate students at a Christian university to a mosque to meet Muslims. The mosque had a new man in charge of da’wah (evangelism or literally “invitation”) who proceeded to tell us what the Bible really…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism, History & Politics, ISIS, Radicalism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, Quran & Hadith, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, American Muslims, Shariah Law, Theology & Law
Not too long ago, North Carolina approved a bill that prohibits judges in that state from considering “foreign laws” in making their legal decisions. Six other states have acted similarly about “foreign laws.” Why didn’t these states mention “Shari’ah law”…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism, History & Politics, ISIS, Radicalism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, Quran & Hadith, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, American Muslims, Shariah Law, Theology & Law, American Muslims, Culture and Worldview, Education & Society
Most of us have heard about the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in which two Muslims were killed and a security guard wounded.The event was sponsored by Pamela Geller, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Shari’ah organization. On this…
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Topic: American Muslims, Shariah Law, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism, History & Politics, ISIS, Radicalism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, Quran & Hadith, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Comparative Religion, Dialogue, American Muslims, Shariah Law, Theology & Law, American Muslims, Culture and Worldview, Education & Society, Comparative Religion, Faith & Practice
Last year my church held a Seder (a special meal during Pesach—Passover). Over 280 people showed up to have a rabbi lead us through the Haggadah (a booklet containing the prayers and actions comprising the Seder) and explain the symbolism in…
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The Unseen Reality: A Panoramic View of Spiritual Warfare
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