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The Real History of the Crusades

Often, when I am discussing the violent teachings of the Islamic faith, someone will counter with “what about the crusades?”  I am so tired of this dodge, for many reasons.  For one, it is a dodge of the issue, which is that Islam teaches violence...

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Homeschooling Material for 6th Grade

This is our first year doing homeschooling – we are starting our 6th grader, while our two younger children are still in the excellent Walnut Grove public school. We are totally nervous (n00bs), and since we are homeschooling under Connecting Waters charter home school, we...

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REVIEW: Islam by Braswell

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...

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Examining Islam 1: Comparing abuses and scriptures

As part of my Religions of the World class at Fuller Theological Seminary, I am focusing on understanding Islam. One of the books I am reading is Ayoub’s A Muslim View of Christianity. I’m in the early chapters, and I am fuming a bit, which...

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Attempting to give Islam a fair hearing

As an agnostic who became a Christian in his early 20’s, then 10 years later left the faith for 8 years to explore other faith systems, I have a real appreciation for the wisdom and truth found in other faith systems – at least, Buddhism,...

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