In this two-part lecture, apologist Alan Shlemon explains the foundational tenets of Islam, building a framework Christians can use as ambassadors to their Islamic neighbors.
Kevin Bywater brings clarity and practical advice for Christians seeking to make sense of Islam, ISIS, and the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks.
Read an excerpt from an interview between Dr. Jeff Myers and Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran for the past two and a half years. This excerpt focuses on the ministry that Naghmeh and Saeed had in Iran and the incredibly inspiring ways they have seen God move in the Middle East.
In this full transcript of an interview between Dr. Jeff Myers and Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini who has been imprisoned in Iran for the past two and a half years, Naghmeh shares the incredibly inspiring ways they have seen God move in the Middle East and the spiritual growth they have experienced during Abedini’s imprisonment.
Over the past two years, the world has watched the violent rise of ISIS. Part of what sets ISIS apart is its vision: it’s a utopian vision just as appealing and fevered as the communism of the 20th century. Like communism, it has a knack for infecting and seizing young minds. But what’s truly frightening is ISIS’ ability to attract recruits from the civilized West — often white, secular teens from Europe and the U.S.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is on the move, threatening to subdue Baghdad after seizing Fallujah, Mosul, and a host of other territories in the region. ISIS and other Islamic terrorist organizations, whose violent exploits have saturated news coverage this week, are fueled by a desire to overthrow governments not based on Sharia law and to establish an Islamic state. Their fury is unleashed on “anyone who is not governed by what Allah has revealed.”
Americans continue to want answers to questions surrounding the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Though many legitimate questions about the attack remain, the perpetrators are, in fact, known: Islamic terrorists with ties to al Qaeda. Once again, Americans are drawn to the turmoil in the Middle East and the tension of two different narratives: one of violent, jihad-driven Islamists and one of Muslim neighbors simply trying to make a good life for themselves. So how do we make sense of the images we see on network news each night and the snapshots many of us observe in our neighborhoods, towns, and communities? What are the worldwide implications of these competing narratives, and how do we engage Muslims in light of that?
I’m now writing the Islam worldview chapter for the new edition of Understanding the Times. Of the 10,000 words in this chapter (including footnotes), what sticks out the most is Christians’ breathtaking ignorance about Islam. We desperately need to understand this one central point.
For those of us living in the United States, the Fourth of July brings smells of roasted hotdogs and the sights and sounds of fireworks — a time to celebrate our national commitment to individual liberty. According to Freedom House, individual freedom has been on the increase around the world over the past 30 years. However, there are glaring exceptions to this trend.