All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Muslims’

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    Theological Purity vs. Sociological Inclusivity

    I often get asked tough questions about Muslims, or LGBT friends.  Or, I encounter a person from one political perspective asking a complex question about someone with an “other” perspective. Basically, the questions are usually along the line of, “how can we love the sinner and still hate the sin?” Of course …

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    Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims (Or Anyone Else). Tip #4: No Western Christian Culture

    This is a tough one.  The obvious follow-up question is, “How do we know the difference between what’s Western Christian culture and the good stuff?”  Great question.  Answer: It’s not easy to tell.  Because no matter what we read and hear and believe, our experience …

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    Practical Ways to Reach Out to Muslims (or Anyone Else). Tip #1: Have Fun

    It always amazes me how often those of us from Christian backgrounds (especially the more conservative types) don’t know how to party. In fact, that very word makes some nervous. Part of our excuse is that we’re dealing with a life-and-death topic…our relationship to God. …

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    People You Ought to Consider Supporting

    Like you, Chris and I scramble at the end of the year asking the question, “Who should we send a year-end gift to?” It’s sort of a weird tradition. I mean, it all counts the same in both God’s eyes and in the eyes of …

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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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    Why Franklin Graham and not Iran?

    I’m pretty hard on America, our military, Christians (evangelicals in particular), Republicans and white people. So if you’re a white, American, male, evangelical Christian, Republican, pro-military leader – watch out. I’m gonna pick on you! And, oddly enough, I’m going to go the extra mile …

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  • An Open Letter to Franklin Graham

    An Open Letter to Franklin Graham Your father is my hero.  #1 on a long list of potential heroes. I’m sure it gets tiring being compared to him. But I think you’re stuck – you’re his son. I don’t know you personally, Franklin.  I admire …

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  • Why do Muslims Persecute Christians?

    Do Muslims persecute Christians? And if so….why? Are there reasons? Or none? Watch as Mustafa Akyol gives a helpful short response to this difficult question.

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  • Removing “Son of God” from the Bible

    There’s an interesting debate going on within Christian missions circles these days.  Wycliffe Bible Translators have taken out the term “Son of God” in the New Testament when referring to Jesus in their Arabic Bible translations.  They’ve done this because (they say) it does not …

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  • The Murder of Jews in France

    A horrible tragedy in Toulouse France today. A Rabbi, his kids and several others shot and killed or badly wounded.  Rightly, or wrongly, it is being assumed that a Muslim extremist carried out these attacks. Similar attacks have happened in this part of France over …

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