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Topic: 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: 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: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, 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: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, 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: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, 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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Topic: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, History & Politics, History & Politics
Many Americans today associate the word “evangelical” with white Republicans, especially the large number who voted for Trump in the 2016 election. How did the word “evangelical” become disconnected from vibrant Christian faith and connected, instead, in popular usage at…
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Topic: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, History & Politics, History & Politics, Israel and Palestine, Middle East
In June of 2019, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary Professor of Islamic Studies Dr. Martin Accad wrote an article titled: “The Long-Awaited US Peace Plan, the So-Called “Deal of the Century,” Would Need a Whole Greater Deal of Justice to Succeed.”…
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Topic: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, History & Politics, History & Politics, Israel and Palestine, Middle East, 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: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, History & Politics, History & Politics, Israel and Palestine, Middle East, 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: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, History & Politics, History & Politics, Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Faith & Practice, Radicalism
Few questions regarding Islam are as salient to current events and public discourse as the relationship between Islam and violence, and few questions are as polarizing. Outsiders looking into the house of Islam have reached conflicting conclusions, with American Presidents…
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Topic: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, History & Politics, History & Politics, Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Quran & Hadith
The Qur’an’s heavenly vision focuses on luxury, leisure and sensual pleasures. But the vision is distinctly religious and allows for no perversion whatsoever—at least, not as defined by the Qur’an. Many non-Muslims picture the qur’anic heaven as an eternal orgy…
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Topic: Eschatology, Mission and Evangelism, Apologetics, Book Review, Dialogue, Faith & Practice, Muslim Women, Culture and Worldview, Radicalism, History & Politics, History & Politics, Israel and Palestine, Middle East, History & Politics, Polemics, Dialogue, Mission and Evangelism, Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Quran & Hadith, 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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