Over on Patheos, I reviewed John Andrew Morrow’s “The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World.” It’s an interesting book about the textual basis for a peaceful and inclusive form of Islam. My review generated a lengthy discussion in the comments section with someone who’s passionate in his anti-Islamic beliefs. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but I’m always dismayed by such stubborn and unrelenting vitriol toward any and all Muslims.
I also posted some thoughts encouraging us to Keep the X in Xmas in which I briefly delve into the manuscript tradition of abbreviating sacred names in the Bible. The Bible does it, so should we!