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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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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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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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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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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What Every Christian Need to Know About the Qur’an

Apologetics and Theology

I read What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an with some hesitation. Not because I have anything against White but because I see a dangerous trend among Evangelicals of being very disrespectful. I […]

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Christianity, Islam and Freedom of Religious Expression

Apologetics and Theology

I have had discussions with people about religious expression in Canada. There have been hints of limitations of freedom of religious expression for Muslims. Some Christians are standing up and saying that we must support […]

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Allah, Theos and YHWH

Apologetics and Theology

An ongoing debate concerns whether Muslims and Christians believe (I say believe rather than worship because I believe there is a difference) in the same God. I am not going to give my opinion here […]

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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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The Danger of Blaming Muslims

Apologetics and Theology

With the recent bombing at the Boston marathon and the revelation of the identity of those involved as Muslim, there is a danger.  I have already seen a number of Christians on social media claim […]

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God, Allah and Barack Obama

I have been in ongoing discussions with people about the identity of the God of Christians and the God of Muslims.  I argue that Christians and Muslims believe in the same God.  I must make […]

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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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Are YHWH and Allah the Same God?

Apologetics and Theology

What should people do with questions of the relation of the God of the Bible and the God of the Qur’an?  Are YHWH and Allah the same God?  This is a hard question to answer. […]

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Prayer for Muslims

September 11 is an emotional day for everyone. It is very easy to let anger and resentment take over. There is a strong temptation to lash out. Jesus calls us to a different way. There […]

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Qur’an Burning and Acts 19

I had a conversation today on Facebook with a brother Christian about Acts 19, which describes the burning of magic books, and the recent threat to burn Qur’ans.  I was going to post my comments […]

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Hajj Pilgrimage

CNN has a nice video giving an insider’s look at the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.  As non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca, this is as close as most of us will ever get. […]

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Audio Course on Islam

Apologetics and Theology

Islam is becoming a religion that people need to know about.  Muslims are not people from a far and distant land but likely your friends and neighbours.  There are some pretty bad resources out there […]

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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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