Loving Muslims Is Active Faith
It might be difficult for you right now but if you start loving Muslims in due time it will become part of our life, and you will know that fear has been replaced by faith in Christ and his promises.
Cultural Shifts Move The Church Away From God
In the United States, another issue with the current cultural shift in the Western Church is its own presupposition in which things must make sense according to the American theological understanding (interpretation).
Freedom of Religion and Marginalization of Religious Communities
Could it be that gradually the American culture of my Baptist faith has replaced my simple faith in Christ to trust in Him for greater needs?
Cultural Influence on Our Dependency of God
Culture has and will continue to influence our view of religion and God. Unfortunately, sometimes the most advanced cultures tend to make a mockery of the simple faith or religions found in primitive cultures.
Learning to Love the Muslim Next Door
What continues to amaze me in the West, and particularly in the United States, is that people are either misinformed or do not know anything about Islam.
Womanhood, Motherhood, and Godhood
Everything that the West does or does not do reflects on Christianity in the East. Even though Christianity sprung out of the first monotheistic religion, Judaism, in the East, yet […]
The Reason Behind the Teachings and Practices of ISIS and Boko Haram
It is the need of our times that people from all religious and non-religious sectors work together to get along with each other and try to resolve conflict with genuine dialogue. Interfaith dialogues merely stating that, “Islam is a religion of peace” will not help unless sincere efforts are made to answer the controversial portions of the Qur’an by Islamic scholarship.
The Genesis of Boko Haram in Africa
Boko Haram can be translated as meaning that Western education is forbidden, but its agenda includes many other things that the group claims are forbidden in Islam.
The Origin of ISIS, Its Relation with Al-Qaeda, and Its Expansion
The Islamic State no longer sees herself as a small group which was growing under the shadows of Al-Qaeda, but ideologically and theologically it is to revive the caliphate like the one Islam enjoyed for centuries up until the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the hand of Western powers.
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