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Yes, There’s An American Christian Taliban– and Yes, We Need To Stand Against Them

9K SharesShare9KTweetPin17Share+1RedditEmail I am a Christian. I grew up in Sunday School memorizing Bible stories as the teacher illustrated and taught each one on an old green felt board. I grew up going to Church not just on Sunday mornings, but Sunday evenings, too. And of course, there was the Wednesday night prayer meeting as …

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5 Things I Wish Conservative Christians Understood About Muslims

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Conservative Christians seem to have a lot of opinions about Islam and our Muslim neighbors. Those opinions are often grossly misinformed at best. I’ve met very few conservative Christians who have spent any considerable amount of time in friendships with Muslims; it’s also true that I’ve rarely met an overly anti-Islamic conservative Christian who has …

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Iranian Refugee Victim of Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime, Isn’t Even Muslim

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail In Portland, Oregon, an Iranian refugee came home from a few days out of town to find his home had been horrifically vandalized while he was away. And, I’m not talking just some spray paint on the outside of his garage door– the house was broken into, and every room in the house had been …

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To The Guy Who Threw Rocks And A Bible Through The Mosque Window

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail This morning I woke up with the above headline in my newsfeed– which is shocking since we supposedly live in a country where we’re told that Christians are the ones on the receiving end of anti-religious persecution. As reported by KKTV, an unidentified man vandalized the mosque at the Fort Collins Islamic Center around 4:00am …

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Are Islamic Countries Doing Enough To Help Refugees?

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail As we know, the world is facing a refugee crisis. We see it on the news daily, to the point where many of us in the West are likely desensitized to the scenes of refugee camps, capsized boats, and bodies of children washing up on the shores of neighboring countries. Globally, there are countless millions …

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The Real Reason Wheaton College is Terminating Larycia Hawkins: Loving the Common “Enemy”

3K SharesShare3KTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Wheaton College, a well-respected (until recently) Christian college here in the United States, has been in the news for several weeks now after suspending a tenured professor over a Facebook post where she said Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.” Many have been following the story, myself included, in hopes there would be …

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Yes, Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God (But Here’s What That Means & Doesn’t)

21K SharesShare20KTweetPin1KShare+1RedditEmail In the ongoing conversations about Islam in America, the issue of God v. Allah is a critical one to have. Do we worship the same God? If so, what does that mean? The best answer to this question is, of course, Miroslav Volf’s book, Allah: A Christian Response. It’s so important that I’d …

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To Start Thinking Like Christians, We Need To Stop Thinking Like Americans

8K SharesShare8KTweetPin99Share+1RedditEmail This past week has been a difficult week to be a Christian with access to the internet. Between the bombings in Europe and the Middle East and the ongoing refugee crisis, I have found myself painfully reminded that we live in a world that seems to have a never-ending string of sadness and brokenness. …

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If The Bible Commands Us To Bless Israel, It Commands Us To Bless Muslims Too

6K SharesShare6KTweetPin6Share+1RedditEmailWith violence erupting between the nation of Israel and the Christians and Muslims referred to collectively as the Palestinians, so also have American Christians taken to the airwaves to pledge their unwavering support for Israel. Certainly, for those of us who grew up in fundamentalism, blind and unwavering support for the modern state of …

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Why Standing Against Islamic Violence Forces You To Rethink Biblical Inerrancy

8K SharesShare8KTweetPin8Share+1RedditEmail I’ve written a fair amount about contemporary issues regarding our relationship with Muslims. As a people group I love dearly and long to minister to for years to come, I have been quick to stand against xenophobia and Islamophobia. In our current climate in American Christianity however, there is fast and hard push-back when …

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