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Topic: 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: China, 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: China, Mission and Evangelism, 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: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, 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: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer
Despite winning only a handful of converts, Samuel Zwemer was the greatest missionary the United States has ever sent to the Muslim world.  Of him, the historian Kenneth Latourette said, “No one is more deserving of the title, ‘Apostle to…
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Topic: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Book Review
Book Review: Margins of Islam: Ministry in Diverse Muslim Contexts (2018), edited by Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah and published by William Carey Publishing. Reviewed by Warren Larson, Senior Research Fellow and Professor, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies, Columbia International…
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Topic: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Book Review, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law
Many Muslim theologians consider Jesus Christ the most important aspect of Islamic eschatology.¹ In fact, Jesus is connected with eight of the fifty signs mentioned in the previous article. In fact, the Qur’an declares Mary and Jesus as a “sign…
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Topic: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Book Review, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, 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: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Book Review, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Dialogue, Radicalism, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith
Whereas non-Muslims in the west may joke that there are only two things we can count on–death and taxes, Muslims as a rule do not joke about such serious matters lest such levity invite a premature occurrence. But as to…
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Topic: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Book Review, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Dialogue, Radicalism, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith
Since Muslims have spent considerable time and energy thinking about future things, it behooves us to look carefully at what they do believe. This article will first of all examine the prominence of Last Things in Islam, a doctrine Kenneth…
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Topic: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Book Review, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Dialogue, Radicalism, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith
While Muslims are not in complete agreement regarding the exact number, most agree that the Day of Judgement will be preceded by signs prophesied by Muhammad. See for example the article “50 Signs of the Day of Judgment from the…
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Topic: China, Mission and Evangelism, Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Samuel Zwemer, Book Review, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Dialogue, Radicalism, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith, Eschatology, Quran & Hadith, History & Politics, Middle East
President Trump’s first foreign trip includes Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, an itinerary no other President has endeavored. Trump addressed the leaders of about 50 Muslim nations while in Saudi Arabia. While in the Holy Land, he met with…
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