All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Christian’

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    “You’re all Pharisees!”

    Dr. Larycia Hawkins was removed from Wheaton College for her “extreme views.” (She donned the Muslim women’s hijab, took a selfie with it on, and equated Allah with God.) Then we invited her to share at Simply Jesus. Between her and Shane Claiborne, well let’s just …

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    Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims (Or Anyone Else). Tip #5: Be Yourself

    This one is tougher than it looks.  It’s amazing how much time we spend being someone else.  I’ve done that much of my life.  Even in our attempts to “be like Jesus,” we’re asked to be “like” him in our own skin.  We’re all uniquely …

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    3 Tips to Make 2016 the Best Year Ever!

    In May of 2001 I attended a Muslim-Christian dialogue conference in Baghdad hosted by none other than Saddam Hussein.  About 5000 delegates from all different kinds of religious backgrounds, from all over the world.  Mandaeans (followers of John the Baptist). Yazidis.  Syriac, Chaldean, and Assyrian …

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    Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

    You might think such a question should be simple. Yes. No. But answers about God and his nature have never been able to fit on the bumper of a car. The Bible is full of of descriptive passages as to God’s character, often using anthropomorphisms …

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    When You Don’t Know What To Do

    It was the evening of November 12th. Sitting with my dear friend Samir at his home in Saudi Arabia, I got a text from our daughter Anna who lives in Beirut: Don’t worry. I’m ok.   “Why would she say that,” I asked Samir. He …

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    Thoughts from N.T. Wright on the killing of Bin Laden

    I’ve been facilitating a small email forum on various topics and the recent killing of Osama Bin Laden naturally led the recent focus of discussion. Here’s what Tom (Dr. N.T.) Wright wrote to me last week. When I asked for his permission to post this on my site, this is what he said. “I am quite worried about the American exceptionalism which seems endemic in right-wing circles in your country, including alas right-wing Christian circles.”

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