Dec
11
2014

BOOK: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

seekingallah

In my World Religions class at Fuller Theological Seminary, I have focused on learning about Islam. I’ve read and listened to more books than I care to mention, and of course, realize how much more there really is to know. But one of the best books I’ve listened to this year has been Nabeel Qureshi’s Seeking […]

Dec
10
2014

Reflections in my visit to a Mosque

Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddia, Hayward, CA

Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq is an Afghani mosque in Hayward, California. It is a smaller replica of the well-known “Blue Mosque” or “Herat Great Mosque” in Herat, Afghanistan. I drove into the parking lot for Friday prayers, and found a small market selling some eastern fruits and nuts, and a couple of older men dressed […]

Dec
4
2014

My idea of a Sunday Church service

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It’s no secret that I am discontent with the way we Christians do church. Sundays involve: passive listening instead of active participation education instead of training unidirectional communication no real time of significant fellowship People’s time is precious, and what little time we do have together, it ought to be structured to meet real spiritual […]

Dec
2
2014

Getting Things Done

eatthatfrog

If you’re like me, you really want to accomplish great and fun things in your life, but you never quite muster up the focus, energy, and skills to get it done. Like me, you read the occasional productivity blog from some guru, then sit down and say to yourself ‘yeah, I’ll do that maybe. I […]

Nov
24
2014

REVIEW: Islam by Braswell

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George W. Braswell Jr.’s Islam: Its Prophet, Peoples, Politics and Power is a concise yet fairly comprehensive introduction to the history, doctrines, and practice of Islam. Braswell, a Baptist professor of missions, has spent the majority of his career understanding and teaching on the beliefs of Islam, in both Muslim and Christian contexts. Though an […]

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