Theology and Islamics Articles

Essential to reaching Muslims is an understanding of the theology behind Christianity and Islam — and how each worldview compares and contrasts. In this section, you will find articles on the Quran, the Son of God and Islam, the Trinity and Muslims, usage of the word Allah for God, and much more.

The Five Solas and Islam

The Five Solas and Islam

So what does sola Scriptura (by Scripture = the Bible alone) and four other statements of the Reformation have to do...

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The Unoccupied Mission Fields

The Unoccupied Mission Fields

By Samuel Zwemer. Zwemer, known as the "Apostle to Islam," served as a pioneer missionary to Arab nations at the turn of the 20th century. Below is an excerpt from his book The Unoccupied Mission Fields of Africa and Asia. The challenge of the unoccupied fields of the...

Glory of the Impossible

Glory of the Impossible

Lilias Trotter gave up a promising career as an artist to serve as a missionary to the Muslim population of Algeria at the turn of the 20th century. In this short parable, Trotter provides the backbone of faith behind missions. "You do not test the resources of God...

A Religion of the Spirit

A Religion of the Spirit

This post is excerpted from an essay written by W.H.T. Gairdner, a British Missionary to Cairo at the turn of the 20th century. You can read his entire essay here. The justification of missions to Islam is not to be found in the superiority of western culture or...

Comparison

Comparison

I’ve read lots of biographies. Some good, some bad. Some long; others very long. There is one biography that amazed, astounded, and saddened me. I still cannot get over what I read. Now to make this a bit more interesting, I’m not revealing the name of the man. That’s...

The Grammar of Elohim

The Grammar of Elohim

I am the king of grammar at my house. I can smell a run-on sentence at fifty paces. I undangle dangling participles with the greatest of ease. The colon, semicolon, and demonstrative pronouns are my best friends. And we are certainly humble. Yes, I wrote, “we are...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Our plans or God’s plans? There is no doubt that our creator is the God of order. The Bible cites several situations where organization is both recommended and implemented. Moses chose elders and leaders...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.2/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This week I would like to continue to examine our practices in light of God’s word—which is the only authoritative source of wisdom and guidance, in opposition to the best books produced by men. 3. God’s...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.1/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 The entire missionary movement is propelled by the word “go.” The Great Commission compels us to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15). This mandate, coupled with a...

Practicing the Presence

Practicing the Presence

Practice makes perfect. Doctors aren’t perfect, so that must be why they practice; neither are pastors. We all practice in order to become better at something. What about practicing the presence of Jesus? Here’s a little background on the idea of presence. In Genesis...

The Trinity: God’s Love as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Part II of II)

The Trinity: Unity Has Plurality (Part I of II)

This is part one of a two part series on the Trinity. Part One: Unity has Plurality (Apr 16, 2018) Part Two: God's Love as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Apr 23, 2018) Selected references for God’s triune nature from the Old and New Testaments are provided at the...

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