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President Obama and “Radical Islamic Terrorism” (Video)

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A clip from a CNN Presidential Town Hall (9/28/2016) with President Obama explaining why he won’t use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.”

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Eid al-Adha and Abraham

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Muslims on Pilgrimmage celebrate Eid al-Adha, Feast of Sacrifice. Tens of thousands of sheep and goats, are sacrificed in memory of Abraham’s offering up his beloved son (Genesis 22). Why would God command Abraham to sacrifice his son, his only son, the son he loved?






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The Hajj

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Rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca. This post also contains the documentary, Circling the House of God: Reflections on Hajj with Martin Lings.






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Quran Manuscripts, Copyist Errors, and Viable Variants

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Appreciating the textual tradition of the Quran, such as copyist errors, should open doors for Muslims to understand that the textual tradition of the Christian and Jewish Scriptures does not invalidate them from being the Word of God.






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Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

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Is Islam a religion of peace? How is one to interpret the historical event of Muhammad’s having hundreds of Jews beheaded?






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Ramadan 2016/رمضان

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Ramadan 2016 begins on June 5 and ends on July 5. How can Christians pray for Muslims at this time of the year?






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Laylat al Baraat 2016 (ليلة البارات)

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Laylat al Baraat (May 21, 2016) is a Muslim holiday preparing for Ramadan in two weeks.






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Lailat-al-Miraj: Muhammad’s Ascension into Heaven (May 3, 2016)

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On Tuesday (May 3rd), Muslims will celebrate Lailat-al-Miraj. They remember this as the day when Muhammad ascended into heaven (27th day of Rajab).






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My God is so great that He died?! Jesus’ death on the cross

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One of the issues Muslims confuse about Christianity is the difference between history and doctrine. Christian doctrine flows from God’s work in history. Muslims and Christians agree on the historical fact of Jesus’ ascension into heaven; however, Muslims do not believe Jesus died on the cross. This leads to a historical problem: The 1st century Christians who testified to Jesus’ ascension into heaven also testified to His death on the cross.






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Have you read the Bible?

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Have you read the Bible? Here are two helpful videos introducing Genesis, the first book of the Bible.






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