Category Archives: Koran

Book Write-Up: The Quran in Context

Mark Robert Anderson.  The Quran in Context: A Christian Exploration.  IVP Academic, 2016.  See here to purchase the book. The bio of Mark Robert Anderson on Amazon states: “Mark Robert Anderson has completed graduate degrees in Islamic Studies at McGill … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Nabeel Qureshi.  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. Nabeel Qureshi was raised in a warm and loving Ahmadi Muslim home, which lived in the United States and Scotland.  But he became an evangelical … Continue reading

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Oh My God

I just saw the documentary Oh My God, which my friend Felix mentioned here a while back.  It’s about a film-maker who travels the world to ask people who God is.  You can watch the trailer on Felix’s page to get … Continue reading

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The Koran

I finished the Koran a few days ago, and here are some reactions. Since the book is so big, I can’t really document every claim that I make with a specific reference, so please don’t put too much stock in … Continue reading

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America, Christianity’s Nutritional Value

Here are a few thoughts, before I go outside to enjoy this beautiful day: 1. I watched America last night. You know, there are some settings in which I actually like Rosie O’Donnell. I couldn’t stand her on the View … Continue reading

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Prayer Morphs

For me, prayer can take a variety of forms. Sometimes, I comment on the text I am reading for an entire hour, or (more often) at some point during my prayer hour. This especially helps me when I’m in a … Continue reading

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Elvis the Spiritual Seeker

Source: Cathleen Falsani’s Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008) 22-24. For background on this series, see Falsani Series. Quotations are in italics. Did you know the only Grammy awards Elvis ever won were for gospel … Continue reading

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Inspiration, Toleration, Meditation

1. Yehoshua Amir, “Authority and Interpretation of Scripture in the Writings of Philo,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 435. “Here, apparently following … Continue reading

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Ambiguity, Education, Witnessing

1. Devorah Dimant, “Use and Interpretation of the Mikra in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 397. “Judith 9:2-4[:] … Continue reading

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Abraham’s Justification, My Justification, God as Father

1. Devorah Dimant, “Use and Interpretation of the Mikra in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 394. “Abraham–‘found faithful … Continue reading

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