Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity by Nabeel Qureshi.
The second time I met Nabeel Qureshi, I had a question I knew I had to ask: “You’re a medical doctor. Why are you working as a youth pastor instead?” There’s a story there, as it turns out: a lot of story.
The first time met him had been a few months earlier, in November 2009, at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics. We discovered we were near neighbors …
First Disclaimer: I received this book for free. Well, actually, that’s not much of a disclaimer after all: I got it for free several weeks ago the same way you can today (January 31, 2014): by the publisher’s offer made to everyone. It’s Free Today Only.
Second Disclaimer: Glenn and I first met a very long time ago, when we were both musicians with Campus Crusade for Christ. …
Book Review, Part 1
I’m about one-third of my way through Rodney Stark’s 2012 book, The Triumph of Christianity. an historical survey of sociological causes and effects in Christian history.
Stark is an historical sociologist; and in this work he speaks with that voice, and that voice only. When he speaks of the Christian movement’s effects, that focused sociological approach works well: he’s well within his field. When he …
This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Peter Boghossian
The atheist Twitter-sphere has been abuzz over Peter Boghossian’s A Manual for Creating Atheists, and regular readers here know that I’ve been eagerly anticipating its publication. It came out almost two weeks ahead of its announced Nov. 1 release. I’d like to say I was happy about that, but I’m not.
A Few Words of Appreciation—But Only a Few
It’s not that I’m completely …
Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends by Mark A. Yarhouse.
Is it true, as Dan Savage says, that people who agree with gay “marriage” and homosexual versions of morality can be good Christians, while we who disagree are necessarily bigots? I could see in a sense how that could be, if sexual preference and/or orientation were as basic to a person’s identity as, say, skin color. But there’s another of being authentic for same-sex …
God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally by Doug Pollock
“Christians, share your faith with unbelievers.”
Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Unnaturally…
Of all the topics we discuss on this blog, there’s hardly any that could evoke feelings quite like those that come from that one simple instruction.
Christians typically feel guilt, fear, inadequacy, and that squirming sense of wondering what business they have poking their noses into other people’s lives.
Unbelievers, the witnessed-to, are likely to feel the squirming …
Have you ever driven on smooth, straight highway, only to be jarred when your car dropped unexpectedly into a pothole? That’s what Godonomics felt like to me. It’s an excellent survey of biblical thinking on basic ethical/economic principles. Chad Hovind’s explanations are clear, his illustrations engaging. He has excellent advice. The book comes highly recommended. I’ll add my voice among those recommendations.
But that’s only if you …
Reading Nathan Schneider’s recent articles on William Lane Craig, you might think that he has focused rather narrowly, perhaps even naively, on the prominent apologist. Craig has his detractors, after all, and it turns out that Schneider isn’t one of them. William Hallquist called his Chronicle of Higher Ed article a “puff piece.” There is history behind these articles, though. A lot of history.