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Jordan to Chicagoland

Jordan to Chicagoland

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,     and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the...

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Comparing “The Call of God” in Christianity and Islam

Comparing “The Call of God” in Christianity and Islam

Adherents of the two great missionary religions of world history—Christianity and Islam—now comprise the majority of the global population. Of the world’s 8 billion inhabitants, 2.6 billion identify as Christian, while 2 billion identify as Muslim. These statistics...

Why They Have No Bible

Why They Have No Bible

When I reach for my Bible, I ask myself which one. I have several Bibles, in several versions, basic texts and study Bible editions. And I am not the only one so blessed. The majority of American households own a Bible, and on average, they have at least...

On Minneapolis Allowing The Islamic Call To Prayer

On Minneapolis Allowing The Islamic Call To Prayer

Recently, Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, allowed the Mosques in the city to broadcast the adhan (i.e. Islamic call to prayer). He was quoted as saying that this is no different than ringing a church bell or blowing a shofar....

False Teachers Among Us: Why Your Behavior Matters 

False Teachers Among Us: Why Your Behavior Matters 

The Lord Jesus warns against false teachers, and explains how they can be identified.   As recorded in Matthew 7:15-20, Jesus proclaimed, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their...

Tyndale’s Unfinished Revolution

Tyndale’s Unfinished Revolution

William Tyndale had a profound impact on English Bible translation. His translation of the New Testament—the first English translation to be based on the original Greek rather than the Latin Vulgate—formed the basis for all English translations of the Reformation...

The Mission of the Church

The Mission of the Church

This essay originally appeared on The Gospel Coalition. It is reposted here with permission from the author. DEFINITION The mission of the church is the task given by God for the people of God to accomplish in the world. SUMMARY After defining the terminology this...

Yesu or Issa? (Part 1 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 1 of 4)

By Ian Westmark Several compelling reasons for transliterating the name Jesus in all Bible translations, even in languages deeply impacted by Islam For many, the advantages of employing the name Issa in Islamic contexts are rather obvious. Why employ Yesu,...

Bridging the Gap for Muslims

Bridging the Gap for Muslims

Bridging Concept A bridge is a link that connects two opposite sides of a gap. The purpose of a bridge is to transport people or vehicles from one side to the other. "Building bridges" has been used extensively as a missionary strategy aimed at reducing the resistance...

Show Me Thy Glory

Show Me Thy Glory

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) served for 55 years in India without furlough, becoming one of the pioneers of the modern missions movement. In this excerpt from her book, Things As They Are, Carmichael describes the biblical motivation behind missions. What is God's...

Diversity, Monoliths and Essentialism

Diversity, Monoliths and Essentialism

Preparing servants of Christ to participate in the Great Commission is an important task which requires continual evaluation and honing. We live in an exciting time in history in which Muslims in various contexts have opened their hearts to the gospel. Coming from a...

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