The Metanarratives of Christianity and Islam

Hope's Reason

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Duane Alexander Miller, author of Two Stories of Everything. This is a book that I really appreciated and you can read my review here. Duane is a […]

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Two Stories of Everything – Review

Apologetics and Theology

There is no lack of books comparing Christianity and Islam. While those books are useful, they tend to compare them as competing religions. It is true that both Christianity and Islam are religions, but they […]

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What Does It Mean For Christians to Stand in Solidarity With Muslims?

Apologetics and Theology

Canadians of every and no religion were shocked and saddened by the shooting that took place in a Quebec City mosque. There has been a strong anti-Muslim sentiment that has only been growing. This shooting is […]

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7 Differences Between the Bible and the Qur’an

Qur'an

The Bible is scripture for Christians and the Qur’an is scripture for Muslims. There are things that they have in common but there are also some significant differences. Here are seven differences between the Bible […]

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What is the Birmingham Qur’an?

Apologetics and Theology

The history of Islam and the teachings of the Qur’an are one of the areas that I’m interested in. Fairly recently, what seems to be the earliest copy of the Qur’an was discovered. It is […]

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Russell Moore on Christians Supporting the Building of Mosques

Russell Moore

Although I’m a Baptist, I’m not a Southern Baptist. You will find that there are some differences between my Baptist tradition and the Southern Baptists on certain issues. Having said that, I have been repeatedly […]

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Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward

Nabeel Qureshi, Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016), Pbk. 176 pp. One of the most heated topics among Christians and non-Christians is that of Islam in general and Jihad in particular. The media […]

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Do Christians and Muslims Believe in the Same God?

One of the hottest topics in religious conversations has been the relationship between the God of the Muslims and the God of the Christians. Are they the same God? Are we discussing two different Gods […]

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The Spreading of the Major Religions

Religions

This animated video is a fascinating presentation of how the five major religions spread across the globe over time. Definitely worth watching.

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 14

Apologetics and Theology

Read the Qur’an Islam seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. Between the war on ISIS to the welcoming of Syrian refugees, Islam has risen to prominence. But what do we know about Islam? […]

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Christians, Anger and Refusing Refugees

Apologetics and Theology

I will confess that I am frustrated with the response of many to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere. Much of my interactions have been with Christians and so that is the audience […]

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Apostle Paul, Christians and Islam

Apologetics and Theology

I have some serious concerns about the ways Christians speak about and speak to Muslims. As a Christian, I am embarrassed at what comes across my Facebook feed. If I was a Muslim, I would […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Ramadan

Apologetics and Theology

At the time I am writing this, Ramadan will be starting the next day. I live in area of Canada that has a fair number of Muslims and yet I find that many people are […]

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Was Andrew Lubitz a Muslim?

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most heartbreaking stories in recent days is the deliberate crashing of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 by its co-pilot, Andrew Lubitz. Authorities have done much work to reconstruct what took place when Lubitz took […]

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Terrorism, Muslims and Christians

Apologetics and Theology

This is a difficult time in our world with terrorist attacks taking place in many countries. These terrorist attacks are being undertaken by those who identify as Muslims. This is fuelling a very strong anti-Muslim […]

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Grand Central Question

Apologetics and Theology

Perhaps one of the most important topics to study is that of worldviews. What often happens is we debate words when we should really be debating worldviews. Until you understand a person’s worldview, you will […]

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My View of Islam

Apologetics and Theology

On Facebook recently, I frustrated a number of my evangelical friends with posts I shared and comments I made related to Islam.  I was accused of not knowing God, needing to repent and holding to […]

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Knowing Our Place

Romans 11 Introduction Know your place!  Have you ever heard someone say such a thing?  Such a concept could be terribly abused.  In more innocent forms, it could be used by parents to try and […]

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Christians and Islam

Apologetics and Theology

I have noticed that there is a huge concern among Christians about Islam.  In some cases, feelings border on fear.  Does that cashier with the head dress really want to kill my family and force […]

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Hope’s Reason: Volume One

The first volume of Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics is now complete.  You can find the entire issue here.  I really like how it turned out.  There are articles on Islam, teleology, resurrection, presuppositional […]

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When It’s Wrong to Be Right: Other Religions

Apologetics and Theology

One of the problems with conservative Christians is that they are intolerant of other religions.  The religious right insists that their beliefs are correct and all the other religions are wrong.  In our pluralistic society, […]

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Facts on Islam Worldwide

Apologetics and Theology

CNN reports on an interesting story about how many Muslims there are and where they live.  There are some surprising statistics that break some of the misconceptions that people have about Islam.  It is good […]

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The Muslim Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

There seems to be no lack of Jesus movies but a new one has come out that should capture some attention. It is called the Messiah and it was made by Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh. […]

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