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 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...

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...

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The Trinity: Unity Has Plurality (Part I 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...

When a friend errs

When a friend errs

I’ve made a mistake or two in my time. I’m too busy remembering where my car keys are, that I can’t dwell on my own miscalculations. So how can I, an aging, forgetful, “now where did I park the car?” almost-on-Medicare pastor gently and lovingly correct others who...

ENGINES OF CATECHISM

ENGINES OF CATECHISM

  Some groups that are planting churches are neglecting catechism. This is true in churches where baptisms are performed before candidates understand what baptism means. It is common also in missionary work where various methods of teaching allow members to...

[VIDEO] Revolving Door Syndrome

The following teaching video, "Revolving Door Syndrome" is from Engaging Islam, a course held every year in Boulder, Colorado. This year's Engaging Islam is being held July 11-15 2016. This is a playlist of two videos, part 1 and part 2.  The menu on the upper...

[VIDEO] Identity

The following teaching video is from Engaging Islam, a course held every year in Boulder, Colorado. This year's Engaging Islam is being held July 11-15 2016.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xYjnS4XHYY

“Why Should I as a Missionary  Care About This Thesis?”

“Why Should I as a Missionary Care About This Thesis?”

  Introduction Back in the early 60s, when I was in seminary, the name of Eugene Nida was honored as a pioneer in the area of Bible translation. At that time, no one seemed to identify the weaknesses in Nida's theories and in their implementation in the field of...

The Islamic View Of God’s Love And The Atonement

The Islamic View Of God’s Love And The Atonement

Editor's Note: The following are excerpts from the book, The Rebuke of Islam, by W.H.T. Gairdner, commonly-known as Temple Gairdner. The original wording, punctuation, italicization, and capitalization has been retained.Gairdner (1873-1928) was an Anglican...

The Islamic View Of God’s Love And The Atonement

Why Islam Fosters Jihad And Terrorism

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from the book, The Rebuke of Islam, by W.H.T. Gairdner, commonly-known as Temple Gairdner. Though written in 1920, it is as relevant as if specifically written for current world events.Gairdner (1873-1928) was an...

Corruption of His Image: Missions in Genesis Series

Corruption of His Image: Missions in Genesis Series

Corruption of the Divine Image This article is the first of a series that looks deep into the book of Genesis to discover biblical lessons that can be applied in missions. It is an attempt to construct a biblical missiology that proceeds, a priori, from the Bible. My...

Conversion to Christ or Christianity?

Conversion to Christ or Christianity?

It is often said that we do not convert people to Christianity but to Christ. In recent decades Christian missionaries have been hesitant and some even opposed to using the term conversion in their evangelistic work. They even go as far as to advocate against...

A Study on Conversion in the Bible

In a day and age where the idea of radical discontinuity implied in Biblical conversion seems to have fallen on hard times, one would do well to interact with R.T. France's 1993 study entitled "Conversion in the Bible". As much as R.T. France uses the word 'insider'...

Hermeneutics: Video, Audio & Written Resources

Hermeneutics: Video, Audio & Written Resources

             Never has the need for responsible interpretation of the Bible been as critical as it is in these days. This will affect our missiology and views of culture/contextualization  like nothing else. What follows is a series of quotes on the meaning of...

The Catechism, Biblical Worldview and Islam

The Catechism, Biblical Worldview and Islam

Introduction Christian catechism and biblical worldview are related to Islamic theology though largely in a negative way. The theoretical categories such as God, man, sin, and salvation appear to be similar to those of Islam but the content is vastly different. Not...

The Judaizers: When almost right isn’t good enough

The Judaizers: When almost right isn’t good enough

The true God says: "No righteousness, wisdom, or religion pleases me, but only that by which the Father is glorified through the Son. It is those who lay hold of the Son and me and my promise in him, by faith, to whom I am a God, a Father; it is they whom I accept,...

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