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The murder of James Foley, ISIS, and Religions of Peace

August 20, 2014

The death of Foley is deplorable. The actions of ISIS are despicable. But atrocities committed by ISIS are no more representative of Muslim belief than the actions of extremist Christians are representative of mainstream Christianity … Continue reading on Patheos.com →

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Recent posts elsewhere

December 5, 2013

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 […]

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Is Islam a religion of peace?

August 20, 2013
crusade

Let’s take a look at some Arabic texts and their English translations:

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Which God do you worship?

April 30, 2013
Christian, Jewish, Muslim

I recently had a discussion with a friend about whether Muslims worship the same God as Christians. At first glance, one might be tempted to answer “no”: different religions, therefore different Gods. Christians don’t believe in Allah, Muslims don’t believe in Jesus, end of story. But such a snap judgement fails to do justice to […]

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