Since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we have been much tormented and anguished--and so we should be. Other mass shootings have followed.
It seems as if these horrors are happening everywhere and with disturbing frequency. They are actually rarer than we feel, but perception becomes reality.Add a comment
It seems that the Lord is constantly making promises to His people.
Back in the Dark Ages, when I was a young Christian, one of our most frequently-sung hymns was “Standing in the Promises.”Add a comment
A friend recently wrote me to say that he thought that the term “missional” is becoming so common as to be meaningless. He has a point.Add a comment
The Preface and Chapter One
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This essay aims to explore the answers to two questions concerning apostasy (riddah/murtad) in Islam: (1) Can one leave Islam? (2) What are the Muslim community’s responses to those who leave Islam or indicated the decision to do so? As reminded by Malaysian Christian theologian Ng Kam Weng, I am aware that “it is not the business of the Christian to tell Muslims how they should hold their beliefs.”Add a comment
Bill Nikides (18 February 2011)
Embracing Islam through the Backdoor: A Review of A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman’s Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide (New York: Harper Collins, 2008).Add a comment