Christianity and Islam: What American Christians need to know about Muslims

Monthly Archives: February, 2017

The Basics: Islam in a Word

Christians: if you had to condense your faith, what you believe, into one word (not a name! “Jesus” doesn’t count) what would it be? “Love,” perhaps, or “grace,” or “faith?” … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Odyssey of a Somalian Immigrant

Since President Trump’s executive order banning the admission of non-US citizens from seven Muslim countries, many Christians have been debating the pros and cons of accepting immigrants from places which … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Promoting Peace: Why we Should NOT Move the Embassy to Jerusalem

Last week, in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, President Trump appeared to change two important parts of his Middle East policy. In January Trump criticized President Obama’s … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Middle East 101: Hamas and Palestinian Leadership

One of the big pieces to the ongoing conflict between Israel and its neighbors is the role of the group Hamas, which has a major leadership presence in Palestine. Christians … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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