Yesterday’s article by Michael Brown at The Stream brings to attention an interesting development about Amazon. Amazon has banned the sale of the book Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam. Brown quotes Robert Spencer, who has authored his own scholarly works critiquing the Koran, who says that the banned book “endeavors to illustrate how violent jihadists justify their actions by referring to Islamic texts and teachings—and that’s all. [The authors] call for no violence. Their… Read More →Amazon Sells Everything… Or Do They?
How historically reliable is the Quran? “From that perspective, yeah the Bible is far more trustworthy and reliable than the Quran.” — Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason In this interview, Alan Shlemon explains that the Quran is historically unreliable, especially in comparison to the Bible, by the standards of manuscript evidence and source criticism. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that… Read More →Video: How historically reliable is the Quran?
How can Christians witness to Muslims? “Focus on the Gospel, because after all, even if you convince the Muslim to abandom their views about jihad or about the nature of women, it turns out that their eternal destiny will still be in jeopardy.” — Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason In this video, Alan Shlemon discusses how Christians can witness to Muslims effectively: focus on the Gospel. This video is part of a… Read More →Video: How can Christians witness to Muslims?
In 2014 controversy exploded after a confrontation that happened between Batman actor Ben Affleck and philosopher/religious critic Sam Harris on Real Time with Bill Maher. Bill Maher and Sam Harris are both well known atheists famous for their intense criticism of religion. Harris is the author of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, which criticizes organized religion as dangerous to humanity and opposed to reason. Harris has not limited his… Read More →It’s Gross! It’s Racist!
How is Allah of Islam different from God of Christianity? “In Islam, their job is not to have a relationship with God, it’s simply to obey God. But as Christians, we not just obey God, we also have a relationship with him.” — Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason Allah and Yahweh are quite different. Alan Shlemon points out that the biggest difference between Allah and Yahweh is Yahweh’s immanence, which highlights that… Read More →Video: How is Allah of Islam different from God of Christianity?
Two-thirds of Christian young adults are actually new agers. Half are postmodern–they don’t believe truth actually exists. Nearly half think people should be forced to embrace the faith. We need students to have an intelligent, compassionate, confident faith. Join us at Summit this summer. YOU can depend on Summit to find answers to your questions and more. “Summit is where young adults, headed to college come for two weeks to get their worldview straightened out” –Dr. Jeff Myers, Summit President… Read More →Christians need to get their worldview straightened out
What does the Muslim faith teach about Jesus? “Christians have tremendous freedom to talk to Muslims about Jesus. Jesus is the center of our faith; the center of salvation, and that’s what we want to share with Muslims. We can do that because Muslims are required to believe in Jesus.” — Alan Shlemon, Speaker & Author, Stand to Reason The mission field is no longer hundreds of miles away; it is now right outside our… Read More →Video: What does the Muslim faith teach about Jesus?
This article was originally posted on June 9, 2016 as an adaptation from a Christian Worldview Thinking Podcast interview with Alan Shlemon. The full audio interview is available here. Aaron Atwood: Alan, thanks so much for your time. I want to dive in. Today I want to ask you this question: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? That’s a great question. There’s been a lot of discussion about that recently, amongst both Muslims and Christians, precipitated… Read More →From the Archives: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
The following is an adapted excerpt from chapter 1 in Dr. Jeff Myers’ new book, The Secret Battle of Ideas about God. Get your copy in the Summit Bookstore! We’re in a Secret Battle We live in a time of war. There are no soldiers in this battle. There are no landing craft, no bombers flying in formation, no artillery emplacements. Yet attacks occur every minute of every day. The battle we’re in is a… Read More →Invisible Warfare: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Lives
Recently Dr. Jeff Myers wrote an article for ChurchLeaders.com, one of the world’s largest online resource libraries for church leaders, volunteers, and staff members. In the article, Dr. Myers outlines the recent Barna-Summit research project that identifies how five opposing worldviews are influencing the church. Every day Christians are engaging in a battle of ideas. These ideas attack us like viruses that can sicken our hearts and minds. Read the full article to see how… Read More →5 False Worldviews That Ensnare Your Church
Summit Ministries recently partnered with Barna Group in a study to gauge how ideas from other key worldviews have infected Christians’ beliefs about God and the world around us. For over 30 years, Barna has conducted research showing a gap between the beliefs of practicing Christians and the historical understanding of biblical Christianity. This new research sought to identify the source of many nonbiblical ideas infecting Christianity, and found strong agreement among practicing Christians with… Read More →Research by Barna and Summit: Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians
There’s been a lot of discussion among both Muslims and Christians around this question: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Apologist Alan Shlemon shares his answer in this interview.