New Christian series 1: The Holy Spirit
A new series discussing key Christian concepts in theology with observations by leading Islamic and Jewish scholars
The First Council of Constantinople – and why Jesus would have wept.
The First Council of Constantinople was a council of Christian bishops convened in Constantinople in AD 381 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. This second ecumenical council confirmed the Nicene Creed, expanding its teaching to produce the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, and… Read More ›
Is the Qur’an really more violent than the Bible?
Book discussed: ‘Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses’ by Dr Philip Jenkins, who is the Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. “The Bible contains far more verses praising… Read More ›
Letter to a Catholic friend exploring Islam: by Ryan Hunter
Letter to a Catholic friend exploring Islam: … Hello, [Name redacted]! Salam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh— Peace be with you, and the mercy of God and His blessings. I hope this note finds you in good health and spirits. Thank you for your kind message. It seems that… Read More ›
Revisionist History, Academia & Political Stances | Dr. Jonathan A.C. Brown
Hadith, Fred Donner, Patricia Crone, Tom Holland, Politics, UAE. We touch on all these diverse topics with Dr. Jonathan Brown.
Members of the Nazi elite expressed their sympathy for Islam. Himmler was enthusiastic about what he believed to be an affinity between National Socialism and Islam. This is ironic: today’s neo-Nazis are nearly always Islamophobes and ignorant about Islam.
“A number of members of the Nazi elite expressed their sympathy for Islam. The man who was perhaps most fascinated with the Muslim faith and enthusiastic about what he believed to be an affinity between National Socialism and Islam, was… Read More ›
Making the World Safe for Community, Commerce, and Creed: The Prophet’s Mission
Wednesday, October 21, 6 pm PDT. Dr. Juan Cole and President Hamza Yusuf For more information HERE
Review of new book by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird: ‘The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians’
After much toing and froing (do I really need another introduction to the New Testament in my library?) I decided to purchase N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird’s “The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History,… Read More ›
On this day Salahudeen liberated Jerusalem after almost a century of Crusader occupation.
How the Muslims Took Back Jerusalem | Battle of Hittin