All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Muslims’

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    United in Compassion

    Joel’s story. Afghani, Sudanese, Iraqi, Syrian, Rwandan…these were the nationalities of the refugees who gathered at English Club on Thursday nights.  Faithfully they came to the apartment clubhouse, week-in, week-out, hoping to practice their beginning English and to make connections within their new community.  A …

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    Unspoken Courage

    Ty’s Story. A group of us had started visiting a “refugee complex” regularly.  We weren’t part of any formal effort, but each of us had a concern for the welfare of the growing refugee population in our city and a desire to be where we …

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    The MLK Day I’ll Never Forget

    Michal’s story. My heart was pounding in my chest. I slowly felt my body heating up and my mind was racing. This is it, I thought. This was a test. What was I going to do? Was I going to be a spectator and stay …

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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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