It is imperative to look at the relationship between American and Islamic society in the historical context, particularly foreign policy in the United States, because it helps individuals to understand the difference between the American perception of Muslims and the Muslim perception about America before and after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
There are several ways to define and explain hermeneutics and homiletics. The very reason that I have put hermeneutics before homiletics shows which should come first, because only good hermeneutics ends in good homiletics.
Only a healthy argument and discussion regarding Islamic teachings, and its history by members of Muslim and non Muslims communities can forge a path that can protect our rights and remove anti-Muslim sentiments from our society.
The following book review of “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher, is taken from Focus on the Family’s Plugged In site, which reviews movies and books.
Why does our Savior abandon us to this often discouraging struggle against sin? Because we need it! An immediate victory over sin would not serve us well. Why not? We do not do well spiritually when everything is going well for us.
It is not an exaggeration to say that Islam is now living through its proverbial dark ages. In my view, the material issue is not whether one calls for an Islamic reformation, or for a return to an original moral and humanistic Islamic tradition.
Where Scripture remain uncertain, we too must remain uncertain. Where its teachings are clear, we too must be clear.
God is beyond time, since He has created time, space, and matter. These three are inseparable according to science. And if God created them, He can certainly navigate through them without the limitations that we experience.
Can the evolutionary worldview sustain a conviction that our moral reasoning is paramount and ought to be obeyed?
Promoting incidents like these as hate crimes against Muslims can have deadly repercussions, where organizations like ISIS and Al-Qaeda can incite young Muslims to take revenge and defend Islam.
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