The Urban Voice for Truth with Dr. Alfonse Javed

Americanized Christianity and Theological Chaos

It is likely that the theological chaos that exists in Pakistan and in other third world countries would have not been a problem if the deliberate attempt by the American churches were to come alongside the local church to teach and learn for the mutual benefit of the global community of believers. Theologically condescending attitude […]

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Pastors and Imams, a Crucial Friendship

Muslims and Christians have far too many things in common to overlook the tremendous opportunities that both pastors and imams have to bridge the gap between the Muslim and Christian communities worldwide. Here at home, the constant threat to the security of the United States by the Islamists and the expected backlash against Muslims in […]

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Loving Muslims Is Active Faith

I understand it is easy to be afraid and to react to what frightens us. Regarding Muslims, what I do not understand is why Christians allow such fear to dictate what they believe and what they don’t believe, and more importantly why they allow Satan to steal their joy and their opportunity to demonstrate their […]

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Cultural Shifts Move The Church Away From God

Church history reveals that over the centuries, the Western church has experienced and developed a pattern in which the church is moving away from God. What I have noticed from my research is that the subtle but fatal enemy to the existence of the Church has always been “compromise” and her attitude towards the inevitable […]

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Freedom of Religion and Marginalization of Religious Communities

The idea of a superior culture vs. an inferior culture is not limited to the criticism of a certain belief system abroad anymore. I have noticed two new trends in our society here in the U.S.: 1. Within the so-called superior cultures, non-religious people criticize and bully religious communities. This means if I do not […]

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Cultural Influence on Our Dependency of God

Some may find my statements less than agreeable, but the fact of the matter is, if you haven’t lived in a different culture, especially those cultures where ancient religions are practiced even today, you would not understand how culture could influence a religion both positively and negatively. Many of the things I used to do […]

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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. In many cases, they do not want to understand what is happening in the world today because it is stressful and more importantly they do not know how […]

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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 arrival and spread of Islam in 600 AD as a religion and militaristic invasion of Christian territories in the East uprooted Christianity from that […]

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Dr. A. R. Javed

Mao, Humanity, and Faith

The way we think is the way we live. Our lives show off our values in sometimes horrific ways: · Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday. Frank Dikötter, a Hong […]

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